Our Place in Space
ow do we fit in compared to everything in the Universe? This diagram, created for the children's
book Insiders: Space
, attempts to enlighten you. It shows the Earth's place in the Solar
System, then zooms out to show where the Solar System is located in the Milky Way Galaxy. Another
zoom out pinpoints the location of the Milky Way in the Local Group galaxy cluster, and then a final
one shows how this is just one galaxy cluster among countless others.