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I hate it in SciFi and similar where they have a space empire and throw around terms that are so impossibly large it's laughable. This empire, which is so large but doesn't include the earth or anything else we care about, just lost their "nearest galactic cluster." It took us decades to get our first hunk of metal out of the solar system and they expect drop "galactic cluster", one of apparently many, like it's NBD.

@remotenemesis Seriously!! These writers... they just don't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.

@LexPendragon I thought it was a long way to the chemist's but that's peanuts compared to space

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