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4.6 The local group of Galaxies

ln this cube, we can see the 25 galaxies that are the closest to us.

ln this cube, we can see the 25 galaxies that are the closest to us.

The scale is indicated by the red segment: it represents the distance covered by the light in a million years at a speed of 300,000 kilometres per second.

Compared to the distances between them, the objects in this model have been magnified by approximately five times to make them more visible.

As a reminder, in the display related to neighbouring stars, the magnification was by one million. 

Using the same scale and making a very rough estimation, the borders of the Universe would be 4 kilometres away.