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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Our Milky Way galaxy's disk of stars is anything but stable and flat.
KEN CROSWELL earned his PhD at Harvard University for studying the Milky Way Galaxy and is the author of The Alchemy of the Heavens: Searching for Meaning in the Milky Way, which was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist.
According to a study in the ( 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.)
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- After slowly forming stars for the first few billion years of their lives, the Magellanic Clouds, near neighbors of our own Milky Way galaxy, have upped their game and are now forming new stars at a fast clip.
For more than a decade, ambitious all-sky surveys have revealed dozens of wraithlike stellar streams gliding through the halo of the Milky Way Galaxy; meanwhile, new techniques have revealed similar features around other nearby galaxies.