11 Fascinating Facts About Our Milky Way Galaxy.
04- The Milky Way is probably in a big, empty spot in the universe.
Several studies have indicated that the Milky Way and its neighbors are living out in the boonies of the cosmos. From afar, the large-scale structure of the universe looks like a colossal cosmic web, with string-like filaments connecting dense regions separated by enormous, mostly empty voids. The emphasis in that last sentence should be on "mostly empty," since our own galactic abode seems to be an inhabitant of the Keenan, Barger and Cowie (KBC) Void, named after three astronomers who identified it in a 2013 study in The Astrophysical Journal. Last year, a separate team looked at the motion of galaxies in the cosmic web to provide additional confirmation that we're floating in one of the big, empty areas, Live Science previously reported.https://www.livescience.com/63847-facts-about-the-milky-way.html