Milky Way Galaxy


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Milky Way Galaxy

[′mil·kē ′wā ′gal·ik·sē]
(astronomy)
The large aggregation of stars and interstellar gas and dust of which the sun is a member. Also known as Galaxy.
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The Digital Galaxy Project, is a NASA-funded effort to map our knowledge of the Milky Way galaxy in 3D with the most current data sets.
The Milky Way Galaxy is actually the largest member of a compact clutch of galaxies that are bound together by gravity.
What would the Milky Way Galaxy look like from a planet in the Large Magellanic Cloud?
Observations over the past few decades have revealed that two key components of the Milky Way galaxy appear to have assembled separately.
BRITISH TEAM CLAIMS TO HAVE identified at least a modest fraction of the unknown dark matter that dominates the outer halo of our Milky Way galaxy.
The Milky Way galaxy consists of a thin disk of stars with a central bulge surrounded by a halo of stars in globular clusters.
OUR MILKY WAY GALAXY INCLUDES some 400 billion stars by current estimates, but the much larger halo of invisible dark matter surrounding it weighs in with roughly 2 trillion Suns' worth of mass.
The Milky Way galaxy, like many others, has an intensely luminous center.