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Canes Venatici Cloud




One of the clouds of galaxies into which the Local Supercluster is considered to be divided. The Canes Venatici Cloud contains the Local Group, and a dozen others, including the Canes Venatici I Group, the Canes Venatici II Group, the Sculptor Group, the M81 Group, the M101 Group, and the Coma I Group. It takes the form of a flat disk, 650,000 light-years thick and 46 million light-years across.


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