The Observable Universe (Infographic)

This infographic shows the observable universe from top to bottom on a log scale. Sizes are not to scale, but heights above the Earth’s surface are accurate on a log scale (that is, each step up is double the height). This infographic stretches from an 8 metre giraffe to hubble deep field objects over 46 billion light years away.

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Jack is the content manager of and is a keen amateur journalist. After completing a degree in astronomy from Newcastle University, Jack went on to develop this website out of his passion for space.