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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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way_(mythology)

There are many myths and legends about the origin of the Milky Way, the crowd of stars that makes a distinctive bright streak across the night sky. Contents. [hide] . 1 Mythology among cultures. 1.1 Armenian; 1.2 Khoisan; 1.3 Cherokee; 1.4 Eastern Asia; 1.5 Egyptian; 1.6 Finno-Ugric; 1.7 Mesopotamian; 1.8 Greek and ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way_(chocolate_bar)

The Milky Way bar is a chocolate-covered candy bar manufactured and distributed by the Mars confectionery company. The American version of the Milky Way bar is made of chocolate-malt nougat topped with caramel and covered with milk chocolate and sold as the Mars bar everywhere else. The global Milky Way is a ...

www.livescience.com/56756-milky-way-name-origin.html

Nov 7, 2016 ... How did our galaxy come to be known as the Milky Way?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_names_for_the_Milky_Way

This is a list of the names for the Milky Way in various languages. Some of them derive from myths, which can be found at Milky Way (mythology). Contents. [hide]. 1 List of names in various languages; 2 Common names. 2.1 Birds' Path; 2.2 Milky Way; 2.3 Road to Santiago; 2.4 Silver River; 2.5 River of Heaven; 2.6 Straw  ...

curious.astro.cornell.edu/about-us/93-the-universe/the-milky-way/general-questions/504-where-does-the-name-milky-way-come-from-beginner

Jun 27, 2015 ... The name Milky Way refers to the milky patch of sky which rings the Earth. You may have seen it if you live outside of a big city, it looks almost like very tenuous clouds to the naked eye. It was named in prehistory before anyone really knew what it was, so just called the "Milky Way" for its appearance.

gizmodo.com/how-the-milky-way-got-its-name-and-what-other-language-1201204037

Aug 26, 2013 ... Today I found out why our galaxy is called the Milky Way and what it's called in other languages.

www.universetoday.com/84662/why-is-our-galaxy-called-the-milky-way

Jan 22, 2015 ... We have a lot of crazy informal names for space sights. Sometimes they're named after how they are shaped, like the Horsehead Nebula. Sometimes they have a name “borrowed” from their constellation, such as the Andromeda Galaxy. But what about our own galaxy, the Milky Way? Why does this band of ...

mentalfloss.com/article/53589/why-do-we-call-our-galaxy-milky-way

Nov 13, 2013 ... There are two questions that have haunted wannabe astronomers for decades: “ Why is our galaxy called the Milky Way?” and “Does ... The Romans got the name from the Greeks, who called it galaxias kyklos, which translates into “milky circle.” According ... So where did 'Oumuamua come from? That's still ...