The universe is continuously being explored by astronomers and scientists. This exploration and research endeavors have led to the discovery of many other galaxies and celestial phenomena that had been unknown to us for many years. Now, the Milky Way galaxy, which is our galaxy, is now part of a Local Group, where about thirty more galaxies are found. Aside from the Local Group, superclusters also exist and host smaller galaxies and clusters that are some of the largest entities in the universe. One of these superclusters is the Virgo Supercluster.

The Virgo Supercluster resembles an irregular supercluster. This particular group contains about a hundred galaxies and clusters in addition to the Local Group and this supercluster has a diameter of about 110 million light-years. This supercluster is one of the million superclusters that can be observed from the Earth. Some of the galaxies found in this supercluster have an absolute magnitude of about -13 and are often found in groups of galaxy clusters termed as clouds.

The Virgo Supercluster or sometimes called the Local Supercluster, and its galaxies are mapped out in a super-galactic plane using super-galactic coordinates. Observing this supercluster can be done using powerful telescopes and other astronomy tools.

Journey through Virgo Supercluster