A new scrolling map of the universe reminds us how tiny we really are

A new scrolling map of the universe reminds us how tiny we really are

When you open Professor Brice Ménard of Johns Hopkins University’s “Map of the Observable Universe,” you encounter a geometric diagram brimming with thousands of rainbow freckles, each neatly organized by color. At the bottom of this diagram is a disturbing phrase. “You are the.” A negligible, barely visible point on this graph represents our entire …

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