Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« The Shapley Supercluster: the largest matter concentration on large-scale of the local Universe »

Dominique Proust
Dept. Galaxies, Etoiles, Physique et Instrumentation (GEPI), Obs. Paris-Meudon-Nancay (Meudon, France)

Since the years 80's, we know that the Local Group of galaxies moves at a velocity of 366 +/- 125 km/s in the direction of Centaurus. In this region, the well-known supercluster of galaxies Shapley 8 (SSC) consists of many clusters and groups of galaxies in the redshift range 0.04 < z < 0.055. An international collaboration has highlighted this greatest matter concentration on large scale in the local Universe, at less than 500 million light-years from us. The SSC can account for half of the "Great Attraction" searched for, but it still remains to find the second half.
vendredi 12 mai 2006 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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