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Our Place in the Universe by Mind Map: Our Place in the Universe
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Our Place in the Universe

Our Solar System



Surround the sun

Part of The Milky Way

Located in the Orion arm of the Milky Way

The Milky Way

Spiral-armed galaxy

100.000 light-years across

Billions of stars

Part of "The Local Group"


Supercluster of galaxies

500 million light-years across

Neighbouring supercluster

The Local Group

Consists of 54 galaxies

Of which the two biggest ones are the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy

10 megalight-years across

Part of the Virgo Supercluster

Virgo Supercluster

Consists of The Local Group and the Virgo cluster

110 million light-years across

Part of a much bigger supercluster of galaxies, named Laniakea

Located on the outskirts of Laniakea

Some names and terms you should know



Alpha Centauri