Superclustering and the large-scale structure of the universe

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The spatial distribution of a complete redshift sample of nearby rich clusters of galaxies is studied. Strong superclustering, extending to very large scales (∼100h-1Mpc), is observed in the cluster distribution. In particular, we determined and discuss below the following studies:. I. The spatial correlation function of rich clusters of galaxies. II. The construction of a complete catalog of superclusters and a study of their growth (percolation). III. The finding of large-scale superclusters surrounding the giant galaxy void in Bootes. IV. The finding of a ∼300 Mpc void of rich clusters of galaxies. All the above studies provide evidence for the existence of large-scale structure in the universe, and reveal some of its characteristics. These findings are of importance to models of the formation of galaxies and structure in the universe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-378
Number of pages12
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number10-12
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


  • Clusters of galaxies
  • correlation function
  • large-scale structure
  • superclusters
  • voids


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