Take for instance from our Galaxy we look out and gauge everything we see into a decent model of Cosmic understanding, we accept that Einstein's GR theory is the foundation of our view of the cosmos, and the Laws of physics are the same at all points in Spacetime. Hubble observed that all the Galaxies are receeding away from us at every location one care's to point a telescope, with the exception of Andromeda, which shows a definate drift in our direction. Now the GREAT ATTRACTOR is a point/area of/in our Universe where if we were inside this great attractor, we would define all other bodies external as moving towards us (Contracting), instead of our current hypotheses of everything is moving away(Expanding)? See here:http://www.solstation.com/x-objects/greatatt.htm Now there is another observation if this detail map (link) is near enough correct (and I have no doubt as to the authors high standards) then there is another point/location at the far right and opposite to the area of Great Attractor ( glaobal-surface), the flow would be that of a Great Expansion? If one was to follow the flow to the furthest observable location, then the points of Space here would be in a highly expansive mode? If one thinks of a water fountain? where the water that falls back on itself along a surface curvature, at the bottom (spout) there are two observations of water, one that is moving away from the spout (upwards)then curves back inwards after it falls away, at the near part of the spout, it is heading directly towards the spout? Therefore our view of an Expanding Universe would have to be re-evaluated if we were located deep within the Great Attractor, then everything we would observe would be heading towards us! the Universe according to the Great Attractor observers would be Contracting.