Scale of the Universe
Two Listings


The diameter of the Earth, Jupiter and the Sun are approximately in the ratio of 1 to 10 to 100. We thought it might be possible to carry this "factor of 10" size increase all the way to the edge of the observable Universe ... and here it is.

Scale of the Universe - Each "Step" Is 10 times Larger Than the Last
  Distance In
  Astronomical
  Units
  Distance In
  Light Years
  Distance
  In Meters
  Description *****************************************************************
  * * * * * * *  * * * * * * *  1.28 x 107  Diameter of Earth
  * * * * * * *  * * * * * * *  1.43 x 108  Diameter of Jupiter
  * * * * * * *  * * * * * * *  1.39 x 109  Diameter of the Sun
  * * * * * * *  * * * * * * *  1.50 x 1010  Distance Traveled By Light In 50 Seconds
  1  * * * * * * *  1.50 x 1011  Earth to Sun Distance
  10  * * * * * * *  1.43 x 1012  Saturn to Sun Distance
  100  * * * * * * *  1.50 x 1013  The Heliopause
  1,000  * * * * * * *  1.50 x 1014  Inner Edge of Oort Cloud
  10,000  * * * * * * *  1.50 x 1015  10,000 Astronomical Units
  100,000  1.6  1.50 x 1016  Outer Edge of Oort Cloud
  * * * * * * *  16  1.51 x 1017     Star Altair (Alpha Aquilae)
  * * * * * * *  160  1.51 x 1018     Star Skat (Delta Aquarii)
  * * * * * * *  1,600  1.51 x 1019     Star Wezen (Delta Canis Majoris)
  * * * * * * *  16,000  1.51 x 1020     Omega Centauri (globular star cluster)
  * * * * * * *  160,000  1.51 x 1021     Milky Way Diameter (160,000 Light Years)
  * * * * * * *  1.63 x 106  1.54 x 1022     Distance To Large Magellanic Cloud
  * * * * * * *  1.60 x 107  1.51 x 1023     Distance To Galaxy Messier 94 in "Canes Venatici"
  * * * * * * *  1.60 x 108  1.51 x 1024   Distance To Robert's Quartet - a Cluster of Galaxies in "Phoenix"
  * * * * * * *  1.60 x 109  1.51 x 1025   Distance To Abell 1033 - a Cluster of Galaxies in "Leo Minor"
  * * * * * * *  1.34 x 1010  1.27 x 1026     Distance To GN Z11 - the remotest galaxy in the Universe


Scale of the Universe - A More Traditional Listing
  Distance In
  Astronomical
  Units
  Distance
  Light Years
  Distance
  In Meters
  Description ************************************************************
  * * * * * * *  * * * * * * *  3.47 x 106  Diameter of the Moon
  * * * * * * *  * * * * * * *  1.28 x 107  Diameter of Earth
  * * * * * * *  * * * * * * *  1.43 x 108  Diameter of Jupiter
  * * * * * * *  * * * * * * *  3.84 x 108     Distance to the Moon
  * * * * * * *  * * * * * * *  1.39 x 109  Diameter of the Sun
  1  * * * * * * *  1.50 x 1011  Earth to Sun Distance
  39.54  * * * * * * *  5.92 x 1012  Pluto To Sun Distance
  * * * * * * *  4.37  4.13 x 1016  Distance to Alpha Centauri (the nearest star to the Sun)
  * * * * * * *  8.60  8.14 x 1016  Distance to Sirius
  * * * * * * *  25  2.37 x 1017  Distance to Vega
  * * * * * * *  77  7.28 x 1017  Distance to Regulus
  * * * * * * *  93  8.80 x 1017     Distance to Algol
  * * * * * * *  260  2.46 x 1018     Distance to Spica
  * * * * * * *  430  4.07 x 1018     Distance to Polaris
  * * * * * * *  640  6.05 x 1018     Distance to Betelgeuse
  * * * * * * *  860  8.14 x 1018     Distance to Rigel
  * * * * * * *  2,600  2.46 x 1019     Distance to Deneb
  * * * * * * *  1.63 x 106  1.54 x 1022     Distance to Large Magellanic Cloud
  * * * * * * *  2.50 x 106  2.37 x 1022   Distance to Andromeda Galaxy (nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way)
  * * * * * * *  5.38 x 107  5.09 x 1023   Distance to Virgo Cluster of Galaxies
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