Local Volume

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

local +‎ volume from being the volume of space in which we exist (that which is local to us)

Proper noun[edit]

Local Volume

  1. (astronomy, cosmology) the volume of space around the Milky Way Galaxy out to a distance of approximately 10 megaparsecs or 35 million lightyears away or out to a cosmological redshift recessional radial velocity of 550km/s or z<0.002

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