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Wrap this around your head: The nearest star is 4.3 light years away. It takes light that long to get here from that star, at 186,000 miles per second.

 

The Milky Way is about 100,000 light years in diameter.

 

The Laniakea Supercluster is around 500 million light years in diameter, or 5,000 times the size of the Milky Way.

 

The most distant galaxies we can observe are around 13 billion light years away. That's 13,000 million.

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Wrap this around your head: The nearest star is 4.3 light years away. It takes light that long to get here from that star, at 186,000 miles per second.

 

The Milky Way is about 100,000 light years in diameter.

 

The Laniakea Supercluster is around 500 million light years in diameter, or 5,000 times the size of the Milky Way.

 

The most distant galaxies we can observe are around 13 billion light years away. That's 13,000 million.

 

 

So you're saying there's time for me to rocket to the Laniakea Supercluster and be back before the playoffs?

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http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~blackman/ast104/sense2.html

 

If the solar system were the size of a table, the Andromeda Galaxy would lie at 10 times the distance to the moon and the most distant galaxies would lie at 60 times the distance to the Sun.

 

If the sun were the size of a golf ball in New York the next nearest star would be a golf ball in Chicago.

 

If you look at a picture of the earth which is about 8cm in diameter, all of the atmosphere relevant to our life is the thickness of a thread.

 

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