Originally published at Business Insider by Kevin Loria, Sept. 3, 2014
The Earth is the only world for us — for now at least. But our planet is dwarfed by the stars and galaxies that make up the universe.
Even our galaxy is a mere speck in a larger structure, which was just revealed for the first time by a group of scientists who created a map of more than 8,000 galaxies in an effort to understand where they fit in the universe.
The team placed the Milky Way on the outskirts of a massive, previously unknown galaxy supercluster scientists have named Laniakea, from the Hawaiian words for “immeasurable heaven.” READ ENTIRE ARTICLE…