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  1. #1 Could you please tell me where we are 
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    I do not understand what is going on out of our universe.

    and where out universe located.


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    There is no "out of our universe".
    And "location of the universe" is a meaningless question.


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    We're right here.
    Its the way nature is!
    If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
    To another universe, where the rules are simpler
    Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
    Prof Richard Feynman (1979) .....

    Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    We're right here.
    and there
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    Terrestrially, you are in your skin in front of a PC or laptop inside a house that was built on a continent from the planet Earth. Cosmologically, you are on a planet that is part of an 8 planetary system that revolves around a star that has recently passed through the equatorial plane of a galaxy named The Milky Way which is part of the Sagittarius constellation( I assume since the center is called Sagittarius A. I might be wrong in this regard. Please correct if so) which is on a collision course with the galaxy named M31(Andromeda) both of which resides in the Virgo super cluster. Luckily, we won't be around at that time, since this planet will be uninhabitable due to the Sun using up its fuel supply and growing in size as does so which in will lead to all the water of this planet evaporating. So sorry about the elaborate reply, but the question was elaborately asked.
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    1. Place the dime at the end of the meter stick farthest away from you. The dime represents the Milky Way galaxy. It would take you 100,000 light years to travel from one end of the Milky Way galaxy to the other end.
    2. Half way across the meter stick, put some kind of a mark. It would take you two million light years to get to this mark, which represents the Andromeda galaxy. Label the Andromeda galaxy.This is our closest neighboring galaxy.
    3. The rest of the universe, at least as far as astronomers can see, would extend 2 km beyond the meter stick in all directions.
    4. Keep in mind that Earth would be only a speck of dust on the dime you placed first on the meter stick.
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    I'm pretty sure the entire solar system would barely be a speck of dust at that scale. Without having done the math, I'd be a bit surprised if the Earth was even as big as an atom within that speck of dust.
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