Somewhere in the Universe (I forget where) there is a mysterious object dubbed by astronomers The Great Attractor, which is drawing a gigantic cluster of galaxies towards it. Have astronomers figured out what this object is,& is its presence taken into account when assessing the mass of the universe? Could there be more like it?

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    $\begingroup$ "The Great Attractor [...] is drawing a gigantic cluster of galaxies towards it." - Not according to Wiki: "These galaxies are all redshifted, in accordance with the Hubble Flow, indicating that they are receding relative to us and to each other" - This means they are flying away from the Great Attractor (just slower). $\endgroup$ – safesphere May 26 at 7:11
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe,but I don't know much about it,which is why I asked the question. I first saw it mentioned a few years ago,so it is possible that a lot more is known about it now. $\endgroup$ – Michael Walsby May 26 at 7:33

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