by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics




by The 🐶🐱🐯🐴🐗🐮🐷🐭🐹🐰🐻🐨🐸🐼 of Queen Yuno. . 1,626 reads.

Earth's Location In The *Entire* Universe

Solar System

The Sizes are accurate:

And these are the Accurate "Distances":


Also, the Solar System doesn't end at Pluto, it looks like this:

That's the solar system, and that yellow circle in the middle is Pluto's orbit

KBOs = Stands for "Kuiper Belt Objects" - which are ice asteroids and 3 baby-planets (Pluto, Haumea and Makemake)

The Solar System includes planets from the Sun to Pluto to Kuiper's Belt.

The Oort Cloud is just an extension of the Solar System, but is small compared to the Milky Way Galaxy:

^At the edge, you see α-Centauri which stands for Alpha Centauri, which is a Star System outside of the Solar System but neighboring it:

now there's this:

This Solar System+Oort Cloud+all that^ is within this "Milky Way Galaxy.":


So Milky Way is 1 galaxy and there are apparently 100-200+ billion galaxies in the universe (based on telescopes, but theorists claim there's 10x more).

These are nearby galaxies closest to the Milky Way Galaxy, and this set of close-proximity-galaxies is called the "Local Group.":


^Basically "Local Group" = Milky Way Galaxy + 54 closest galaxies.

Local Group is a Small part of "Virgo Supercluster":

This "Virgo Supercluster", is 1/4th of the "Supercluster Laniakea".

Put simply, the Laniakea Supercluster contains four subparts, which previously were considered separate superclusters:

-Virgo Supercluster
-Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster
-Pavo-Indus Supercluster
-Southern Supercluster

And again: The "Milky Way+54galaxies" is the "Local Group," which is a Small part of "Virgo Supercluster", which is part of the "Supercluster Laniakea".

Laniakea Supercluster is part of the following image. Disclaimer: In the following image, when you see the dot called "Virgo Supercluster", pretend it says "Laniakea Supercluster", because scientists have merged the Virgo Supercluster(smaller) into the Laniakea Supercluster(larger.) So this Virgo Supercluster is now part of the newly discovered Laniakea.
Laniakea: "It contains the Local Group with our galaxy, the Milky Way. It also contains the Virgo Cluster near its center, and is sometimes called the Local Supercluster. It is thought to contain over 47,000 galaxies.
In 2014, the newly announced Laniakea Supercluster subsumed the Virgo Supercluster, which became a component of the new supercluster.

^These are the local superclusters closest to Virgo/Laniakea Supercluster (in the center for both images.)

Meanwhile, there are 10 million superclusters in the Observable Universe, as shown in the following:

The same 10 million superclusters: Visualization of the whole observable universe. The scale is such that the fine grains represent collections of large numbers of superclusters. The Virgo Supercluster – home of Milky Way – is marked at the center, but is too small to be seen:

The same 10 million superclusters:

The same 10 million superclusters:

This is another picture of the Observable Universe: (the Solar System at the center, inner and outer planets, Kuiper belt, Oort cloud, Alpha Centauri, Perseus Arm, Milky Way galaxy, Andromeda galaxy, nearby galaxies, Cosmic Web, Cosmic microwave radiation and the Big Bang's invisible plasma on the edge):


There’s probably stuff outside the “OBSERVABLE Universe” but we don’t know what it is. (Some people claim there are multiple Universes (Multiverse.) Others claim there are more stars; however, the circumference of the Observable Universe is the circumference of the Big Bang, so there technically shouldn't be more stars. Anti-BigBang theorists claim there's more stars and an infinite amount at that. )

This is the shape of space:

However, it's not 3D, it's 11D or 23D (or a LOT of dimensions.) (Source: LinkCosmic_background_radiation (is the electromagnetic radiation from the big bang) which is the actual shape of space. )

Plus time is apparently bent out of shape. For example:
Pagistar - Today at 6:02 AM
The universe is 13.8 billion years old, so you would expect the observable universe to be 27.6 billion light years across. But, due to accelerating inflation, it is instead 93 billion light years across (and that's just the observable part).

Congratulations, you've reached the end of this guide to space (and you've reached literally the end of space.)

To review:

here's the summary:

And here's that same picture from before because it looks better:

Upvote plz
(P.S. various pictures from this guide are clickable to zoom in! If you wanna look at a pic in depth, right-click on the image, click "Copy Image Address", then paste it onto your URL.)

(Extra thanks to Kyrusia for his help. I wrote this dispatch.)