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
Jul 12, 2016 ... 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 ...
Nov 21, 2013 ... This virtual journey shows the different components that make up our home
galaxy, the Milky Way, which contains about a hundred billion stars.
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 that our Milky Way
Oct 22, 2015 ... These amazing photos show our Milky Way galaxy from the inside out.
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 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 ...
Provides images of our galaxy taken at different wavelengths, and discusses how
the mapping of variable stars, neutral hydrogen radio maps and star clusters ...
16 hours ago ... Artist's concept of the giant blob of spinning gas that envelops our galaxy and
from which we all emerged. Image: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss/Ohio ...
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.