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ASTR 551, Majewski [SPRING 2006]. Lecture Notes

ASTR 551 (Majewski) Lecture Notes


INTRODUCTION TO THE THE LOCAL GROUP


OUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE: ZOOMING INTO THE LOCAL GROUP

Most of this course will focus on the Local Group. Let's place the Local Group within its context in the local Universe.

We have seen that CDM models of the universe predict a "soap-sudsy" universe, with matter concentrated into strands.

What do we actually observe?