As we have already pointed out, the diameter of observable universe is too macro for us. Even the galaxy we live in,
the Milky Way is barely observable in it. The approximate diameters ratio is 105/1010, i.e. our galaxy is 0.001 % of it.
A picture element, a pixel, of this page is about 1/1000 ths of the whole screen. If the observable universe were the
whole screen, our galaxy could not be even a point (a pixel). So we have chosen a better picture to have an idea of the place of our galaxy.
We happen to be in the middle of the picture because it is relative to us. To speak of the center of the Universe is
The Milky Way is a discus shaped galaxy. A pretty big discus with a diameter of 100 thousand l.y.
The image right is clickable. The details are to be seen on the original image.
THE BEAUTIFUL GALAXY
Milky Way is said to be a beautiful galaxy, barely visible to naked eye. In fact its name is said to be derived from
its appearance as a dim un-resolved "milky" glowing band arching across the night sky.
It is said to have beauty because it has a symmetric shape. To see its beauty the sky should be crystal clear. Dusts,
vapor, city lights etc. hardens vision. The best photos of it are from mountains or deserts. In the image left the Milky Way is viewed from the Kofa Mountains in Arizona.
The original image is much more beautiful. We suggest to have a look at.
The sky is certainly beautiful. The Milky Way is much more because we are in. The most beautiful of them is certainly
this Blue Planet, the Earth. We must do our best not to harm it.
MILKY WAY'S STRUCTURE
The Milky Way is said to have an aproximate diameter of 100 thousand l. y. Should have some 300 billion stars, 50 billion planets
with 1% being in the habitable zones.
It is a spiral galaxy with 2 major arms. Is estimated to be about 13 billion years old, almost as old as the Universe. The age of the
Universe should be 13 billion years because the diameter of the observable universe is that great. Quite an interesting way of thinking. We seem to oscillate also up and down
within the universe of knowledge.
Independent of our oscillations the structure seemed to have about 4+2 arms: Perseus Arm, Norma and Outer arm (Along with
a newly discovered extension), Scutum–Centaurus Arm, Carina–Sagittarius Arm and two smaller arms or spurs, including Orion–Cygnus Arm (contains the Solar System)
Last observations seems to suggest that the Milky Way possesses only two major stellar arms: the Perseus arm and
the Scutum-Centaurus arm.
The Milky way galaxy is mostly composed of dark matter, which is basically a hypothetical matter that has its main characteristic
in not being reactive towards electromagnetic force.
Our solar system makes up an extremely tiny part of the Milky Way; if you imagine our solar system were the size of a
US quarter (of a $), the entire Milky Way would be almost half the size of the United States !
Light from Sun reaches Pluto in 20 thousand seconds which is almost a quarter of a day. That means, the ratio of the
radius of the Solar System to the radius of Milky Way is 1/(2*36500000) = 1/73000000.
In that scale, there corresponds a distance of about 730 km. to 1 cm. Do not forget being careful about comparison of lengths and areas.
OUR LOCATION REVISITED
The less the distance, the more we should be interested in. As a result we are supposed to be much more interested in
our home, this blue planet we live upon.
Why then we need to be interested in the space in our vicinity? There may be 3 reasons, 3 main reasons:
1- We want to understand our past and deduce our future from the past.
2- We may want to look for new areas reachable and habitable.
3- There may be something in our exploration area that is effecting us or the possibiliry of doing this.
In case of Orion the 3rd reason cited seems to be true.
Orion takes its name from Uri-Anna (light of Heaven). There is pretty good amount of rumor that says we (our souls) are created in Orion. Peter Lemesurier
claims in one of his books, Gods of the Dawn, says that the Holy Books does not reveal whre the Heaven they mention is. He further claims the Great Pyramid dos this: Orion's Belt,
more precisely sadi Zeta Orionis.
The Quran seems to say the same, as he accepted in our private communication, with two verses: As-Sajdah/5 and Family of Imran/133. In the next pages I will
try to explain.
As we have mentioned in a
previous page we are face to face with self extinction. The predictions seem to be realized. There also seems to be space related revelations which happen to be quite true.
Of these I will mention in the following pages. I think we have to conduct research on these subjects, urgently !