As far as we can see with our ever-improving telescopes, there are at least a hundred billion galaxies throughout the universe. Each, like the Milky Way, is an "island universe" containing billions of stars.
This map uses graphic "leaps of scale" to show how our solar system fits within the vastness of the universe. The map also includes a universe timeline and a description of its evolution.
20" x 31"
National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartography. For 120 years the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. The Society's meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of achievement that is unparalleled.
I have this map from the magazine. I had it on the wall for years. I took it down to use on the floor for my kids. It's now in shreads. I'm ordering 3 more. I wish it was on better quality paper to withstand repeated folding and unfolding. I love this map.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
The paper used to print this poster should be thicker. The current material used gives this a cheap feel. I beleive this is exactly the same poster that was folded and distribted within their magazine. I expected something better, this was not worth the money. Also, it could have been larger.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
From National Geographic:We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear that this map did not live up to your expectations. If you prefer to return it for a refund or exchange, kindly contact our customer service office at NGCatalog@ngs.org.
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