Experience How Small Our Entire Galaxy Is in One Mind-Blowing Image

Experience How Small Our Entire Galaxy Is in One Mind-Blowing Image
Source: AP
Source: AP

6,000.

That's the number of Milky Way galaxies that would fit into IC 1011, the largest galaxy in the known universe.

Source: imgur

IC 1011 is 6 million light years wide. The massive galaxy has a mass of 100 trillion stars combined.

Source: YouTube

That's equivalent to roughly 100 billion suns. 

Source: NASA

If those figures are too abstract to fully grasp, this GIF might do it for you: 

Read more: These Jaw-Dropping Photos From Space Will Make You Feel Incredibly Small

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Jessica Eggert

Jessica is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. She is based in New York and can be reached at jessica@mic.com.

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