[ luh-nahy-uh-kee-uh ]
/ ləˌnaɪ əˈki ə /
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a huge supercluster of many thousands of galaxies: the Milky Way is included in one of its three component parts.
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Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Also called Laniakea Supercluster .
Origin of Laniakea
2014; Hawaiian: immeasurable (or immense) heaven
Words nearby Laniakea
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How to use Laniakea in a sentence
In the new paper, Laniakea is defined by a gravitational boundary.
The size and shape of Laniakea depend on the rate of cosmic expansion, which is described by the Hubble parameter.