|Cosmic View: The Universe in 40 Jumps
by Kees Boeke (1957)
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Now that our whole local group of galaxies has shrunk to the size of less than
2 millimeters in the center of the small square, we have in the above drawing
indicated some of the countless other galaxies and clusters of galaxies which are
spread out in all directions. Their distribution is known to be fairly uniform.
Naturally the above drawing does not try to be an exact representation. In the
two previous ones the galaxies shown were actually placed in the positions they
would be in, with reference to our galaxy, if we could look at them from our
imaginary point of observation above that place on earth and on that moment
when we undertook our fantastic flight. Now, however, all we can do is to sketch
a large number of galaxies and groups of galaxies of different sizes and to
make their average distance the kind of dimension it is known to be.
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