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Space is Really Big

As we’ve noted before in this very blog, we here at SF Gateway are big fans of NASA‘s excellent Astronomy Picture of the Day site. If there’s a better diurnal dose of delight out there on the internets, then we don’t know where it is.

We are also – as all right-thinking sentient beings are – big fans of the late, great Douglas Adams. So when an opportunity comes round to link them both together, you can count us in!

‘Space . . . is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely  mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space. Listen . . .’ and so on.

How big? Well, it’s this big. Take it away, APOD . . .