Virgo Supercluster

noun /ˈvɚɡoʊ ˈsu.pɚˈklʌstɚ/
The supercluster that includes the Milky Way galaxy.
Syn: Local Supercluster, LS, LSC, Virgo SC, VirSC, Vir SC
See Also: Virgo, Virgo A, Virgo Cluster, Virgo Constellation, Virgo Dwarf, Virgo Dwarf Galaxy, Virgo Overdensity, Virgo Stellar Stream, Virgo Super Star Cluster

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