The Scale of the Universe Explained in Simple Analogies

The scale of the Universe is simply astounding. The best way for the layperson to understand the distances we are dealing with is not to use words like Parsecs or light years, but rather to use easy to understand analogies. “Suppose that our Earth is the ball in the tip of a ball-point pen. The sun is a ping pong ball 15 feet away from it.”

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