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This model of the universe is not to scale.


There are at least 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe,[7][8] containing more stars than all the grains of sand on planet Earth.[9]


The Milky Way is the galaxy[21][22][23][nb 1] that contains our Solar System.[24] 

The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy with a diameter between 100,000[30] and 180,000 light-years.[31] It’s estimated to contain 100–400 billion stars;[32][33]  and, at least 100 billion planets .[34][35] 

The Solar System is located about 26,000 light-years from the Galactic Center, on the inner edge of the Orion Arm.


Cosmic Latte is a name assigned to the average color of the universe, given by a team of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University.

In a 2002 paper[1],  Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry re-examined the data from their 2001 survey of the color of the light in the universe, determining it added up to a slightly beigeish white.

The survey included more than 200,000 galaxies, and measured the spectral range of the light from a large volume of the universe.

The hexadecimal RGB value for Cosmic Latte is #FFF8E7.



Nebula June08, by GrahamTG

Deep Space Nebula in ScifiStock, by Hameed

My 27th nebula, by Mithgariel

Stock - Stars, by Apheline

Random Starscape, by crowlord1975

Sky Stock Pack, by TinaLouiseUk

Vintage Paper II TEXTURE PACK, by Knald

Textures, from TheFantaSim, for Les Soeurs Pirate, for the Sibling Portrait Challenge, hosted by ManipulateThis. [ ]


Autodesk-Sketchbook Pro and 7

PSE10- Photoshop Elements 10


Asus EP121B Eee Slate

Wacom Tablet


Listening to:

Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python… Galaxy Song (Music Video)



This features in the background,as a framed print, in Dr. Astor’s office in an up-coming episode of Introducing The Windigo, as she goes over some of Cassie’s tests.



4.54 billion years ago (Bya)[51][52] the primordial Earth formed.

The formation and evolution of Solar System bodies occurred along with the Sun.

In nebular theoryplanetesimals formed by accretion, and the primordial Earth took  10–20 million years (Mys) to form.[53]

By 1.1 billions years life on Earth will cease.[89]

The Sun will evolve to become a red giant in about 5 Bys, with tidal effects the planet will be dragged into the star’s orbit and vaporized.[90]


As Richard Dawkins and Professor Stephen Hawking have both said, humans have not evolved to perceive such astronomical facts:

It is literally discombobulating.


Let’s hope there are some beings helping out in this astounding universe.

Marian Anderson, He's Got the Whole World In His Hands, 1953 TV

It’s impossible not be gobsmacked, thinking about the universe, and how it has taken billions of years to get here.

And, we still can't seem to get along with nature or each other, in our infinitesimal place in time and space.

As Eric Idle, Lily Tomlin, and others have said, let's hope there's intelligent life on other planets, because it seems like there's bugger all down here on Earth. 

John Cleese Pick (2015) - The Galaxy Song - Monty Python's Meaning Of Life


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This is wonderful!
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So sorry I have missed so many of your awesome works but college 
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