Posted by Rojas @ 10:33 pm on August 25th 2009

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The dot at the center of this map represents the Milky Way galaxy. The other dots–roughly 100,000 of them–represent the known galaxies nearest the Milky Way.

Combined, the galaxies in question contain approximately 10 ^ 15 stars.

3 Comments »

  1. Finally, a post that matters. Thanks, Rojas!

    Comment by James — 8/25/2009 @ 10:37 pm

  2. See? We’re at the center! PROOF OF GOD! /YEC

    Comment by Mortexai — 8/26/2009 @ 8:59 am

  3. In case anybody is wondering, the bands of emptiness are caused by the Milky Way. The numerous stars and clouds of dust in the thin disk of our galaxy obscure galaxies along that plane.

    Comment by Cameron — 8/26/2009 @ 10:17 am

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