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I would like to read a clear definition of the varied locations of the names of areas in space as named in TUB. What is the UB definition or name of the Milky Way? Is that considerd "our local universe" or is our "local universe" our solar system with its 9 or so planets? Help me understand this;
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Our local universe is much larger than the 9 planet solar system. You may find some good discussion about your question on this forum thread found here viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5210 -- especially the last post on that thread.

You may also wish to (re?)read paper 15 for more directly from the UB.

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3. The Superuniverse of Orvonton
15:3.1 (167.17) Practically all of the starry realms visible to the naked eye on Urantia belong to the seventh section of the grand universe, the superuniverse of Orvonton. The vast Milky Way starry system represents the central nucleus of Orvonton, being largely beyond the borders of your local universe. This great aggregation of suns, dark islands of space, double stars, globular clusters, star clouds, spiral and other nebulae, together with myriads of individual planets, forms a watchlike, elongated-circular grouping of about one seventh of the inhabited evolutionary universes.

15:3.2 (167.18) From the astronomical position of Urantia, as you look through the cross section of near-by systems to the great Milky Way, you observe that the spheres of Orvonton are traveling in a vast elongated plane, the breadth being far greater than the thickness and the length far greater than the breadth.

15:3.3 (167.19) Observation of the so-called Milky Way discloses the comparative increase in Orvonton stellar density when the heavens are viewed in one direction, while on either side the density diminishes; the number of stars and other spheres decreases away from the chief plane of our material superuniverse. When the angle of observation is propitious, gazing through the main body of this realm of maximum density, you are looking toward the residential universe and the center of all things.


Finally, this article has some very helpful illustrations that you may enjoy: https://urantia-association.org/2017/massive-orvonton/


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Also, in this thread we attempted to estimate how large the local universe, constellation and system are in light years.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4685

I've been wondering lately if the Orion Nebula is a remnant of the Andronova Nebula mentioned in the book that gave birth to our sun.


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There is really no information, except that the Central Universe is located beyond the Milky Way. This can imply that the Milky Way is a galaxy inside the minor sector or major sector of Orvonton (the Seventh Universe?). You must remember that Urantia is located on the "outskirts" of the seventh universe, and we would approach, perhaps, a greater density of observable cosmic phenomena, even increasingly spiritual cosmic phenomenon if we could somehow locate the Uversa, if this great density of information can be extrapolated.

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