The Universe is Really, Really Big

From Laughing Squid: “Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have unveiled the largest 3D map yet of the local universe, spanning some 43,000 galaxies within 380 million light years of Earth. The project is the result of a 10 year survey of the stars, the 2MASS Redshift Survey (2MRS).”

Somewhere in there is the tiny speck of the Milky Way Galaxy. Feeling really insignificant right about now.

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