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Milky Way Galaxy - Wikipedia

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The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. The descriptive " milky" is derived ... The Milky Way has several satellite galaxies and is part of the Local Group of galaxies, ...

10 Interesting Facts About the Milky Way - Universe Today

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These two dwarf galaxies — which are part of our “Local Group” of galaxies and may be orbiting the Milky Way — are believed to have been pulling on the dark ...

Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home - Space.com

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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.

Solar System, Galaxy, Universe - Night Sky Network - NASA

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Portion of Hubble Extreme Deep Field. ... On that scale with our Solar System in your hand, the Milky Way Galaxy, with its 200 – 400 billion stars, would span ...

Milky Way Galaxy Facts - Space Facts

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The Milky Way began forming around 12 billion years ago and is part of a group of about 50 galaxies called the Local Group. The Andromeda Galaxy is part of ...

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

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Dec 13, 2016 ... 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 Facts: Facts about the Milky Way Galaxy - The Planets

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The Milky Way is the galaxy which contains our solar system. ... The Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy are part of a binary system of giant spiral galaxies ...

Milky Way Galaxy

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A galaxy is a collection of stars and interstellar material held together by gravity. The galaxy our Sun lives in is called the Milky Way or the Galaxy (note the ...

What are the parts of a galaxy? - HubbleSite - Reference Desk - FAQs

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A galaxy contains stars, gas and dust. In a spiral galaxy like the Milky Way, the stars, gas, and dust are organized into a "bulge," a "disk" containing "spiral arms,"  ...

The Universe within 50000 Light Years - The Milky Way Galaxy

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This map shows the full extent of the Milky Way galaxy - a spiral galaxy of at ... M54 but whether this globular cluster is actually part of the dwarf galaxy is unclear.