The Milky Way has an enormous width of about 100,000 light years. The Milky Way is the most common type of galaxy in the universe—a spiral galaxy....
edit]. Main article: Galactic Center. The Sun is 26,000–28,000 ly (8.0–8.6 kpc)
from the Galactic Center. This value is estimated ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
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.
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.
May 8, 2014 ... 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 ...