Milky Way Galaxy

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Noun1.Milky Way Galaxy - the galaxy containing the solar systemMilky Way Galaxy - the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky
extragalactic nebula, galaxy - (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust; "`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"
heliosphere - the region inside the heliopause containing the sun and solar system
Crux, Crux Australis, Southern Cross - a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- An international team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery about the birthplace of groups of stars located in the halo of our Milky Way galaxy.
pdf) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , it's possible that up to half of the total matter in the Milky Way galaxy came from other galaxies far away from ours.
Although all of the individual stars that can be seen in the entire sky with the naked eye are part of the Milky Way Galaxy,[24] the light in this band originates from the accumulation of un-resolved stars and other material when viewed in the direction of the Galactic plane.
London, May 31 ( ANI ): A new discovery of stars' age may help understand how our Milky Way galaxy built itself up over billions of years from smaller galaxies.
By contrast, the Milky Way galaxy today makes about one sun per year.
The system projects a high-definition 3D model of the Milky Way galaxy based on scientific data, including data from the Hubble Telescope and the European Space Agency (ESA).
TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers discovered that the central 2000 light years within the Milky Way Galaxy hosts an ancient population of stars.
New photos from NASA prove there is plenty of life left in the Milky Way galaxy as dozens of stars can be seen emerging from space debris.