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Scale of The Universe

This photo essay puts in perspective the size and scope of the universe and what we can see from our tiny planet from distant stars to two light year wide galaxies. Click on the link for the full image gallery.
What might be visible with a hypothetical telescope capable of magnifying 14 million times (clockwise from upper left): Buzz Aldrin's footprint on the moon and the stars Sirius, Proxima Centauri, HD 209458, and Alpha Centauri.


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