Monthly Archives: April 2013

Galaxy Size Comparison Chart

Originally posted on Richer Ramblings:
Just how big is our galaxy, the Milky Way, compared to others? Not very, actually. Above is a galaxy size comparison chart (by Rhys Taylor), showing, to the same scale, a selection of galaxies that…

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Once Upon a Time and Space…

In my day job I teach history to teenagers.  On one side of my classroom Buzz Aldrin stands sentinel like on the surface moon, flanked by Darwin and the Solar System.  On the other, Georgians rub shoulders with Romans and maps of … Continue reading

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