Tickets to Awesome

Tickets to Awesome #1:The Universe is Awesome.

#1:The Universe is Awesome.  Copyright 2015 Liz Vitale

#1:The Universe is Awesome. Copyright 2015 Liz Vitale

Have you ever stopped to think of how amazing it is that we are not only part of our galaxy–the Milky Way–but that the Milky Way is just one of many, many galaxies out there?

Astronomers have measured the age of the universe to be approximately 13.8 billion years old. Because of the connection between distance and the speed of light, this means they can look at a region of space that lies 13.8 billion light-years away

.But what about the size and shape of the universe? According to NASA, scientists know that the universe is flat with only about a 0.4 percent margin of error, as of 2013.. A flat universe is an infinite universe; thus the size of the universe is infinite.