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.
You may not be able to take rocket ride into deep space, but you can see the Milky Way galaxy.
Munich, Feb 18 (ANI): New observations using ESO's (European Southern Observatory's) Very Large Telescope have uncovered the missing primitive stars outside the Milky Way galaxy.
SAME IMAGES, NEW IDEAS McCaughrean says the new infrared images, which show that only about 11 EGGs contain stars, make it even more of a stretch to suggest that nearby massive stars and the ultraviolet radiation they emit limit the maximum mass of stars in the Eagle's pillars, let alone the rest of the Milky Way galaxy.
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has determined that the Milky Way Galaxy is rotating about 100,000 miles per hour faster than previously understood, making it more massive with time.