If you ever wondered what the entire known universe looks like in one frame, musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi may give you some peace of mind. Using logarithmic maps of the Universe put together by Princeton University researchers along with images provided by NASA, Pablo has created an illustrated logarithmic scale conception of the observable universe with the Solar System at the centre. He got the idea to make this while drawing hexaflexagons for his son’s birthday.
Logarithmic maps help in visualising a scaled down version of something inconceivably large, in this case, the known universe. In his creation, you can see the Solar System and the inner and outer planets, the Kuiper belt, Oort cloud, Alpha Centauri star, Perseus Arm, Milky Way galaxy, Andromeda galaxy, other nearby galaxies, the cosmic web, cosmic microwave radiation, and invisible plasma produced by the Big Bang along the edges. That’s a whole lot packed into one picture, but it looks magnificent!
Check it out!