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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

Sun

Planets

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"

Laniakea

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

Supercluster

Andromeda

Alpha Centauri

Light-year