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.
This version is laminatedfeaturing a "write and wipe" surface and durable plastic covering.
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.
This map deserves to be presented in a much larger format ... perhaps 20 to 50% larger than what was provided. The graphics are very well designed but are so compressed in the current format that they lose a lot of their potential impact. The text is also forced into small blocks, with font too small for easy reading. Also, it looks as if part of the original design in the lower right corner (the solar system) has been cut off.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend