How big is the universe?


"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly 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."

- from The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The human mind has trouble comprehending the scale of the universe, as the quote above makes clear. Follow the links below to see how some others have tried to capture that grand scale musically. (Not wishing to intrude on any copyrights, I've only included the annotated lyrics here. There may be some unscrupulous sites on the web where you can find the songs themselves. Or you can get them legally from the source.) You may also want to check out my web page concerning large and small numbers.

Return to Main Astronomy page.