Milky Way Galaxy


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the milky way galaxy

Basic description of the galaxy and milky way
  • a galaxy is a huge grouping of stars. glowing nubula, gas, dust, & empty space.
  • the milky way is the home of our galaxy. it has the sun and billion of other stars.



Quick facts (:
  • where we live
  • spiral
  • the sun gose around the center of the galaxy
  • Like other spiral galaxies, the Milky Way has a bulge, a disk, and a halo.
  • The phrase Milky Way came from the band of white light that can be seen across the celestial sphere visible from Earth
  • The disk of the Milky Way has four spiral arms
  • red starts are very old about 10 billion years old.

    The milky way galaxy
  • has over 400 billion stars
  • home of our solar system (of 8 or 9 including pluto)
  • all the objects in the milky way galaxy orbit their common center of mass
  • called the Galactic Center (sea below)
  • as the galaxy the milky way is really a giant, and the mass is between 750 billion and one trillion solar masses, and its deameter is about 100,000 light years.
  • milky way is a spiral galaxy
  • Recent investigations have brought up that the Milky Way may even have a pronounced central bar like barred spiral galaxies
  • the milky way belongs to a local group, a smaller group of 3 lager and over 30 small galaxies.
  • the milky way is a common name for galaxy.
  • The phrase Milky Way came from the band of white light that can be seen across the celestial sphere visible from Earth.
  • the milky way galaxy is the one galaxy that has a cent the others have black holes.

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center of the milky way galaxy




















links
the milky way galaxy
our home
Disk, Halo, Bulge




The Halo
The Halo has the oldest stars known witch includes 146 Globular clusters.
Believed to have been formed in the early formation of the Galaxy with ages of 10 to 15 billion years from their H-R Diagrams. The Halo is also filled with a very diffuse, hot, highly-ionized gas. The very hot gas in the halo produces a gamma-ray halo.

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