What is Hydra constellation?

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Is Milky Way going towards it? :frown:
 

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Janus
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The Hydra constellation is a pattern of stars in the night sky. It consists mainly of stars that are contained within the Milky way galaxy itself. It does contain 1 galaxy, M83, but it is receding from us.
 
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Well, from my reading we are headed towards it, due to the fact that there is an object in it known as the Great Attractor, which is approximately 100 quadrillion solar masses. It's attracting lots of galaxies towards it though.
 
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I think you meant the 'Hydra(-Centaurus) supercluster'.

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