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Milky Way

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  ...

10 Facts About the Milky Way - Universe Today

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 Universe within 50000 Light Years - The Milky Way Galaxy

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 ...

Milky Way - Imagine the Universe! - Nasa

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 ...
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The Milky Way Galaxy - Zoom Astronomy - Enchanted Learning

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.

ESA - Space for Kids - Our Universe - The Milky Way

Aug 11, 2015 ... 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 ...

Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home -

Feb 22, 2013 ... The Milky Way galaxy is most significant to humans because it is home sweet home. But when it comes down to it, our galaxy is a typical barred ...

What is the name of our galaxy? - HubbleSite - Reference Desk - FAQs

The name of our galaxy is the Milky Way. Our Sun and all of the stars that you see at night belong to the Milky Way. When you go outside on a dark night and ...

Milky Way Galaxy Facts - Space Facts

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 ...

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Q: Why is our galaxy important?
A: Without the Milky Way Galaxy, in which our solar system exists, we would not be here. Read More »
Q: What shape is our galaxy?
A: Our galaxy, the Milky Way, forms a flat spiral shape with 6 arms (4 major and 2 minor) radiating from a dense central core. The entire galaxy is roughly 100,000... Read More »
Q: What are the planets in our Galaxy?
A: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are the planets Read More »
Q: What is the center of our galaxy?
A: The center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, lies in Sagittarius. Got another question? Read More »
Q: What is the name of our galaxy?
A: The Milky Way is a large galaxy that contains Earth's solar system and hundreds of billions of stars. The disk of our galaxy is 100,000 light years in diameter. Read More »