The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. Its name "milky" is
derived from its appearance as a dim glowing band arching across the night sky
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Dec 3, 2014 ... The Milky Way Galaxy is an immense and very interesting place. Not only does it
measure some 100000–120000 light-years in diameter, it is ...
The Milky Way Galaxy is our home galaxy in the universe. It is a fairly typical
barred spiral with four major arms in its disk, at least one spur, and a newly ...
Feb 22, 2013 ... The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, about a hundred light-years across. We
live on one of its minor spurs, the Orion Arm.
There are some, however, that claim that while the complex barred structure favored by many is possible, that it would make the Milky Way
quite different from other barred spiral galaxies
that we see and that it might be possible that we instead live in an irregular gal
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Nov 24, 2013 ... The Milky Way is what's known as a barred spiral galaxy—it's shaped like a spiral
with a straight bar across its center. About two-thirds of the ...
Sep 16, 2014 ... In fact, the word “galaxy” is from the Greek word for milk.<sup>c</sup>; Origin of the Milky Way
The ancient Greeks believed the Milky Way was formed by ...
The Milky Way is one of many galaxies that lie in the universe. This galaxy is a
spiral or whirl shape and home to our planet and Sun. Earth is actually situated in
We live in one of the arms of a large spiral galaxy called the Milky Way. The Sun
and its planets (including Earth) lie in this quiet part of the galaxy, about half ...
Watch videos from BBC programmes that are full of facts about the Milky Way
galaxy and presented by easy-to-understand experts such as Patrick Moore.