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Galaxies are quite big. But just how big, exactly ? The following charts attempt to give a better idea of this by comparing some well-known galaxies with our own Milky Way. Click on the images for direct links to the full-size versions, or alternaitvely use the zoom.it versions linked underneath them.

Zoomable version here.

 

This chart has all the same galaxies as the first, but with the addition of IC 1101 (the largest galaxy known). More details can be found on my blog.

Zoomable version here.

 

An article about the virtues of dwarf galaxies can be found on my blog. The charts can be seen below, with and without the Milky Way for comparison.

 

Zoomable version here.

 

Zoomable version here.

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