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written by Maggie Masetti
published by the Goddard Space Flight Center
This website gives an impression of the size of our Universe, starting with the Earth and increasing scale until it reaches the scale of the visible universe. The user can view and learn more about celestial objects that are used as examples.  These objects include: the solar system, stars, the Milky Way galaxy, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, sheets, voids, and the farthest reaches of space.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Cosmic Time and Distance
= Distance Scales
- Fundamentals
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- text/html
- image/gif
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distance scale
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created March 1, 2004 by Patricia Monahan
Record Updated:
August 14, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
March 1, 2008
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AIP Format
M. Masetti, (Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, 2003), WWW Document, (
M. Masetti, The Cosmic Distance Scale (Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, 2003), <>.
APA Format
Masetti, M. (2008, March 1). The Cosmic Distance Scale. Retrieved December 6, 2023, from Goddard Space Flight Center:
Chicago Format
Masetti, Maggie. The Cosmic Distance Scale. Greenbelt: Goddard Space Flight Center, March 1, 2008. (accessed 6 December 2023).
MLA Format
Masetti, Maggie. The Cosmic Distance Scale. Greenbelt: Goddard Space Flight Center, 2003. 1 Mar. 2008. 6 Dec. 2023 <>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Maggie Masetti", Title = {The Cosmic Distance Scale}, Publisher = {Goddard Space Flight Center}, Volume = {2023}, Number = {6 December 2023}, Month = {March 1, 2008}, Year = {2003} }
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%0 Electronic Source %A Masetti, Maggie %D March 1, 2008 %T The Cosmic Distance Scale %I Goddard Space Flight Center %V 2023 %N 6 December 2023 %8 March 1, 2008 %9 text/html %U

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