Rectangular log map-scheme of the Observable Universe

 




This vertically oriented logarithmic map spans nearly 20 orders of magnitude, taking us from planet Earth to the edge of the Observable Universe. The scheme locates notable astronomical objects of various scales: spacecraft, moons, planets, star systems, nearby galaxies, and notable large-scale structures are some of the objects indicated.

The graphic aims to provide a concise yet comprehensive representation of a diverse range of astronomical knowledge, incorporating visual clarity and intuitive organization.

[* May 2023 updated]

Available in different layouts: (vert./horiz./scale bar/no text)

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High quality metal plates (3 parts vertical):
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Zoomable Explorer of the Map:







"... rather than a linear scale, which would take several quintillions of Earths lined end-to-end to reach the limits of the observable Universe, a logarithmic scale holds far more cosmic insights to an onlooker. From here to the limits of what we can see, [this is] a breathtaking logarithmic view of the Universe, brought together in one fantastic, artistic finale by artist Pablo Carlos Budassi." (Starts with a Bang)

[ * This image was recently featured at Visual Capitalist and at Starts With a Bang! ]

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High quality metal plates (3 parts 2022 vertical):
Part 1  Part 2   Part 3   Horizontal 



(only available in a horizontal layout 2020 version)

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[Turkish translation by Gökhun Sungurtekin]







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* This map was inspired by a 2005 paper by Gott, Juric et al.

* This image was recently featured at Visual Capitalist and at Starts With a Bang! (other features: Passione Astronomia, Alive Universe)  

* This image was formerly featured at wndr museum Chicago and Sanctuary Project

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