Scientists say that the Milky Way Galaxy is a part of an ever expanding universe, with no determinable center nor edge, composed of an immense amount of clusters and superclusters. Combined with filaments and voids, those are the largest coherent formations in the Universe, and by the 21st century their positioning has been established rather clearly. Continue reading to see Earth’s location in the observable universe.

The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy 100,000�120,000 light-years in diameter containing 100 – 400 billion stars. It may contain at least as many planets. The Solar System is located within the disk, around 27,000 light-years from the Galactic Center, on the inner edge of a spiral-shaped concentration of gas and dust called the Orion Arm.