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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TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of astronomers discovered that our nearest galactic neighbors, the dwarf spheroidal galaxies, are devoid of star-forming gas, and that our Milky Way Galaxy is to blame.
What would the Milky Way Galaxy look like from a planet in the Large Magellanic Cloud?--Tom Moore, Houston, TX
Observations over the past few decades have revealed that two key components of the Milky Way galaxy appear to have assembled separately.
A U.S.-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. Some of this material, the group says, consists of old, very dim white-dwarf stars that they have discovered populating the halo.
The Milky Way galaxy consists of a thin disk of stars with a central bulge surrounded by a halo of stars in globular clusters.
Recently I've been giving talks about the Milky Way galaxy, the subject of my first book.
The Milky Way galaxy, like many others, has an intensely luminous center.
According to two astronomers speaking at this week's joint meeting of the American Astronomical Society and the Canadian Astronomical Society in Vancouver, British Columbia, two kinds of end-of-the-world catastrophes could happen to our Milky Way galaxy, and we probably wouldn't feel either, or even both combined.