This diagram shows our cosmic address at a glance. We see our planetary system around the Sun, our stellar neighborhood in our galaxy, our galaxy in the local group of galaxies, and our group in the entire universe.
The Sombrero Galaxy.This massive, beautiful galaxy is over 50,000 light years from tip to tip. Where it gets its name is pretty obvious.
Image shows the extreme vastness of our universe.
Galaxer cave dwellers on Yonahlossee Road, Blowing Rock, North Carolina -- May 12, 1912. Frank W. Bicknell Photograph Collection, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.