The Universe is Big, Super Big! The Universe contains pretty much everything known to man, our planets, our stars, our solar systems, our galaxies, our nebulae, our supernovae, our black holes, and so much more. The size of The Universe is astounding, the known Universe is an estimated radius of 46.6 Billion Light Years!
To put that into perspective, we are 8.3 Light Minutes from The Sun, 950,000 Light Years from The edge of The Milky Way Galaxy, 2.5 Million Light Years from our neighbor galaxy; The Andromeda Galaxy, and 13.4 Billion Light Years from the furthest galaxy from us, Galaxy GN-z11. The Universe is 3.478 Fold The radius of the distance between us and the furthest known galaxy from us.
It is believed that The Universe has an Everlasting or Finite Time continuous expansion that has been going on since the beginning of The Universe. The Start of The Universe occurred around 13.8 Billion Years ago in the event known as The Big Bang. 13.8 Billion Years is a long period of time for a Universe to expand. Within this time period, so many things hath been created, destroyed and done.
The Universe is a fascinating thing to learn about and the continuation of that knowledge seems to be as Everlasting as The Universe itself.
'Astronomy' page explores aspects of Astronomy, Philosophy, Spacelore and other topics about The Universe!