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These Maps Reveal How Little We Know About our own Galaxy

It is surprisingly easy to forget how vast our universe truly is. Since we are able to glimpse light from stars that are an astonishing distance away, it’s easy to assume that we have a pretty firm grasp on the cosmos. True, we may need to use telescopes in order to peer across the expanse and truly see distant objects; however, the mere fact that we can see this far is reassuring.

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