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Staff Pick: Tiny Epic Galaxies

Posted by Charlie Graham on

Space! It's very large. There are a staggering number of planets, nebulae, and stars floating out there in the cosmic foam. 275 million stars die each day and you would never notice if you weren't looking for them; just chew on that for a moment. The observable universe is so large, in fact, that if you packed up your Saturn V rocket (everyone has one in the garage, right?) and blasted off from the edge, traveling at a brisk 11.18 miles per second (or 40,000 mph), it would still take you 1.364 x 10^19 hours, or 1,561,745,800,000,000 years, to reach the other end. That's one and...

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