Milky Way Galaxy
Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Milky 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