Insight Into: Scale of the Universe

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Just how big is the universe?

Galaxy Evolution
Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach
All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA except:
·       Milky Way panorama courtesy of ESO/S. Brunier
·       Taurus constellation drawing from Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia by Johannes Hevelius, courtesy of the United States Naval Observatory
·       Andromeda Galaxy image courtesy of Bill Schoening, Vanessa Harvey/REU program/NOAO/AURA/NSF
·       Redshift animation courtesy of ESO
·       Centaurus A visible-light images courtesy of ESO
Written by Tracy Vogel
Designed by Marc Lussier
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music


 Large Earth in the foreground, small Sun in the background. 

Text, We live on a planet that orbits a single star. 

The Milky Way galaxy from the side. 

Text, This star is just one of about 200 billion stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. 

The Milky Way galaxy from the top. It zooms away into the distance with other galaxies. 

Text, The Milky Way is just one of the hundred billion or so galaxies in the universe. 

Endless galaxies zoom by.