If the earth were the size of the period at the end of this sentence, then the Milky Way would be the size of the continental United States.
At that scale, the Andromeda Galaxy would be a pinwheel about twice the size of the continental United States, floating about 40,000 miles out in space, or about a quarter of the way to the moon.
Now look at the earth again: —> .
3 thoughts on “Just How Big is the Milky Way?”
Einstein said, “Either everything is a miracle or nothing is a miracle.” It’s a miracle that we think our every thought is so important in the grand scheme of things, eh?
Yes. When I look at this period with respect to this one galaxy being the size of the United States, and somebody says that the God that created it cares about the sexual orientation of one of the dudes on this period, I marvel.
Ah—-so almost exactly the same size as Trump’s ego—!!!