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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. The descriptive " milky" is derived from the appearance from Earth of the galaxy – a band of light seen in the night sky formed from stars that cannot be individually distinguished by the naked eye. The term Milky Way is a translation of the Latin via lactea, from the ...

www.space.com/19915-milky-way-galaxy.html

Nov 14, 2017 ... 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 spiral, much like billions of other galaxies in the universe. Let's take a look at the Milky Way.

imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/objects/milkyway1.html

Our Sun (a star) and all the planets around it are part of a galaxy known as the Milky Way Galaxy. A galaxy is a large group of stars, gas, and dust bound together by gravity. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The Milky Way is a large barred spiral galaxy. All the stars we see in the night sky are in our own Milky Way ...

space-facts.com/milky-way

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 discovered outer arm. The galactic centre, which is located about 26,000 light- years from Earth, contains at least one supermassive black hole (called Sagittarius A*), and is ...

www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/galaxy.html

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 26 000 light years from the centre. Towards the centre of the Galaxy the stars are packed together much closer than they are where we live. Notice also the presence ...

www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM536WJD1E_OurUniverse_0.html

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 way out from the centre.

www.ask.com/youtube?q=The+Milky+Way+Galaxy&v=0La58bUNNzQ
Feb 19, 2015 ... Currently working on a new educational space video and so I thought I'd brush up on some of my animation & 3D skills and update my "Earth Zoom To The Milk Wa...

www.universetoday.com/22285/facts-about-the-milky-way

Dec 3, 2014 ... The Milky Way Galaxy is an immense and very interesting place. Not only does it measure some 120,000–180,000 light-years in diameter, it is home to planet Earth, the birthplace of humanity. Our Solar System resides roughly 27,000 light- years away from the Galactic Center, on the inner edge of one of ...

www.astronomy.com/news/2017/09/is-the-milky-way-normal

Sep 20, 2017 ... Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, has been a jumping-off point to our understanding of galaxies throughout the universe. And though our picture of that home galaxy has evolved over time as astronomers have developed better ways to catalog and map its contents, we've largely believed the Milky Way was ...