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Our Galaxy Isn’t As Big As You Think It Is

Galaxy size comparison chart (Rhys Taylor)

Galaxy size comparison chart (Rhys Taylor)

Think the Milky Way is a big place? Think again — check out this graphic by Arecibo astrophysicist Rhys Taylor, which neatly illustrates the relative sizes of 25 randomly-selected galaxies using images made from NASA and ESA observation missions. It even includes a rendering of our own remarkably mundane galaxy at the center for comparison.

(Warning: this chart may adversely affect any feelings of galactic superiority you may have once held dear.)

Read the rest of this article here.

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on April 4, 2013, in Deep Space Objects, Just for Fun and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is a great chart! We are studying galaxies right now and this is the perfect supplement. Thank you so much!

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