The Great Attractor: Gravity Anomaly Pulling Us Us Towards It At 600Kms/s
There’s something out there known as The Great Attractor SO massive that it’s pulling on every object within hundreds of millions of light years. But we can’t see it! But Why ? No, it’s not a black hole if you are thinking about it.
There’s a direct relation between mass of an object and gravitation pull produced because of that mass. So, more the massive object (not huge always) , more the gravitational pull. Simplest example is black hole who has huge mass concentrated in tiny little size but has gravitation pull so strong that even light can’t escape from it.
The Great Attractor – an object with such a ultra huge mass that it’s pulling on everybody withing range of hundreds of millions of light years. We cannot see it as our own galaxy’s plane is blocking the radiations coming from that massive body. Scary thing about this is that it’s only 200 million light years away !
Initially, scientists thought that this pull is because of Virgo Supercluster which we are part of but problem was, this super cluster’s mass is not sufficient enough to drag us there at such enormous speed. That implied there had to be something even BIGGER than the super cluster.
Currently, there’s one super cluster known as Shapley Supercluster which is millions of times massive than our milky way galaxy and compared to virgo super cluster, it’s like small peanut to burj al (dubai’s tallest skyscraper). Scientists believe that it’s the most massive thing in the entire observable universe.
So question is, who is giving us the Peculiar velocity (who is pulling us) . This Shapley supercluster ? is it great attractor or there’s something else which is currently hidden to us ? Fact is we don’t know yet !