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Our Place in Space

H 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.

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Name: Our Place in Space

Category: Illustrative

Medium: 3DS Max, Photoshop

Date: 2006

Client: Weldon Owen

Tags: Earth Local Group Milky way cosmology diagram large-scale structure planet terrestrial planet universe