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Last Post 10/20/2010 8:05 PM by  Paulett Liewer
A question for an astronomer :D!
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10/19/2010 9:02 AM
    Could you please explain you inability to comprehend the vastness of space :D!
    Tags: Astronomy, space

    Paulett Liewer

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    10/20/2010 8:05 PM


    I only know that I can not comprehend the vastness of space and of the universe. The part of the universe we can see is extremely large -- about 100 billion light years across, where a light year is 6 trillion miles. I cannot comprehend something this big. And the universe may be infinite..this is just the part we can see with advanced telescopes!

    I can not even comprehend the size of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. It is is approximately 100,000 light year across and contains between 200 and 400 MILLION stars.

    I just can not comprehend these numbers! And when I go out and look at the night sky away from the city, I am stilled awed by the vastness of space!


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