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
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 ...
This map shows the full extent of the Milky Way galaxy - a spiral galaxy of at least
two hundred billion stars. Our Sun is buried deep within the Orion Arm about ...
Our solar system is located in the outer reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is
a spiral galaxy. The Milky Way Galaxy contains roughly 200 billion stars.
We often point to the fact that we can "manufacture" cells in a laboratory, so how hard could it really be for life to spring up in the right conditions? Unfortunately, until we actually make contact with a people not of this world, or at least begin to fully understan... More »
On this scale, the diameter of our Milky Way galaxy will be about the size of the
United States! How far away is the nearest star to our sun? In our model, Proxima
Aug 24, 2015 ... Because we dwell within the Milky Way Galaxy, it is impossible for us to take a
picture of its spiral structure from the outside. But we do know ...
Oct 22, 2015 ... The Milky Way galaxy is home to 400 billion stars and our own sun and solar
system. It is nearly 120,000 light-years across and a shining ...
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 ...
The Milky Way galaxy consists of 100 to 300 billion stars and is made up of three
main parts, the disk, the halo, and the galactic bulge.