Space Neighborhood

This is a map of the 50,000 galaxies nearest to our own Milky Way. Yeah, there’s billions more. That’s right: billions. The map was featured in NASA’s APOD yesterday.

The Milky Way galaxy has between 200 and 400 billion stars. And estimates on the number of galaxies in the universe go as high as 500 billion.

So this is like a map of downtown Sheboygan.

Go big with the image here.