Author Topic: 100,000 Stars (Ha!, Not Even Close)  (Read 567 times)

August 18, 2014, 01:23:43 PM

Offline Len

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100,000 Stars (Ha!, Not Even Close)
« on: August 18, 2014, 01:23:43 PM »
Clicking on the link below will take you to an interactive representation of the Milky Way, our home galaxy. Keep in mind while watching this that there are an estimated 200-400 billion stars in this galaxy alone, not all of which are represented in this model. This is one galaxy alone. Beyond our one unfathomably huge home galaxy, there are an estimated 100-500 billion other galaxies with a comparable amount of stars in each of them, more or less.

(And beyond this observable universe, there are an uncountable number of dimensional frequency levels, each within accounting for its own particular universe just as boundless and vast.)

This small representation helps to visually put into perspective just a very, very tiny aspect of the mind bogglingly immensity of our visible universe.

Make sure you take the tour first, on the upper left hand side of the screen, then afterwards feel free to explore by scale and direction:

http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/