The size of the universe


80,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles to the furthermost galaxy (80 octillion miles)

600,000,000,000,000,000 miles to the edge of our galaxy (600 quadrillion miles)

100,000,000,000 stars in our galaxy (100 billion)

25,000,000,000 miles to the nearest star (25 billion miles)

4,000,000,000 miles to Pluto 4 billion miles)

93,000,000 miles to the sun


To grasp these sizes,


Earth a softball

Moon a ping pong ball 10 feet away

Sun a 36 foot balloon at the Gaslight theater, (about a mile away)

Pluto a ping pong ball in Cortez, 35 miles away

The nearest star (Alpha Centauri) is 200,000 miles away, about to the moon.

The edge of our Milky Way galaxy is at the orbit of Jupiter.

The furthermost galaxy is 625 trillion miles away.


Earth a grain of sugar.

Moon a dust speck inch away

Sun a ping pong ball, 10 feet away

Pluto a dust speck two blocks away.

The nearest star (Alpha Centauri) is 500 miles away, about to El Paso, Texas.

The edge of our Milky Way galaxy is 2,500,000 miles away, ten times as far as the moon)

The furthermost galaxy is still 1,500,000,000,000 miles away.