The map above is a slice of the universe which shows the Sculptor Wall. This map is a plot of 7,400 bright galaxies (from the HyperLeda database) in the vicinity of the Sculptor Wall. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is at the bottom and the top of the map is 800 million light years away. The red line shows the Sculptor Wall which is sometimes called the Southern Wall. The wall is faint beyond 500 million light years because the data is incomplete beyond that distance. Notice that the nearest part of the wall (the Phoenix supercluster) lies next to a large rectangular void. This is called the Sculptor Void, and it is one of the largest voids in the nearby universe.
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