Looking at this picture of the universe, I immediately noticed the black elipses. Those elipses are where they blackened out the map because there was a star so bright they couldn't see beyond or around it. This leads to my question... Given the sizes of the objects in space, how far out from the earth would a satelite have to go to effectively see around them, taking into account how gravity bends light, making things appear where they are not?
Who said you would never need calculus in real life? :-)