5 Interesting Facts about the Milky Way Galaxy

  1. Milky Way Galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy. It has a diameter if about 100,000 light years with more than 100 billion stars.
  2. A huge supermassive black hole lies in the core of our galaxy.
  3. Milky Way Galaxy is the second largest galaxy in our group called the "Local Group". Our galaxy is heading towards the largest galaxy in our group, which is the Andromeda Galaxy. This means that we are on a collison course at a speed of about 100 m/s.
  4. The oldest star in our galaxy is about 13.2 billion years old, which is called HE 1523. It is just younger than our Universe which is 13.7 billion years old. Just to show how old the star is, our Solar System is only 4.6 billion years old.
  5. Our Sun orbits the Milky Way Galaxy at a speed of 4800 m/s and even at that speed, Our Sun has orbited our Galaxy only 20 times. It takes about 225 - 250 million years for our Sun to orbit the Milky Way Galaxy. This is known as the Galactic Year.

38 comments:

  1. cool! these really helped me on my projocet!!!!

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  2. REALLY helpful for boring speeches and general knowledge about our Galaxy

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  3. Really helped me with my project! THANKS XOXO

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  4. um can i have some more facts please. :)

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  5. nice facts but I want more.......... :P
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  6. Thanks so much! REALLY helped with m project. An A+ for sure!

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  7. It help me on my assingment so thanks xoxo but also more facts thanks

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  8. thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! much

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  9. thanks it help me a lot with my project (have to make a model of 2 galaxies milky way and cartwheel) thank you alot!!!!!!!!!!!
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  10. this information didnt help me alot :(

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  11. this info is pretty awesome!!! :) thx sooooo much :D



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  12. this information helped me alot on studying for my tests :D xoxoxo ~nicole~

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  13. Nice facts. :D gonna help me get an A in dis class :P awsumm !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. These facts really helped me do my homework! Thanks a lot for these detailed facts!

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  16. loved the facts can i have more????

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  20. i dont like these facts bruhh

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  21. you did not help

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  22. didnt help me at all

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  23. Thanks! These facts helped me with my Milky Way project a lot!

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  24. hello, i am tyler and i am doing a project on the milky way, can i have some swag with that cheese?

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  25. i already knew these facts, so not much help, maybe more facts could help

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  26. hi, I have looking for a discription of the "course of the milky way through the heavens." Would it been correct to say that it lies in a south east direction passing through Orion and the crux? Would that be correct for the whole year?

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  27. this is not true about the galaxy the galaxy is only 10,000 years old

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    1. That is SO not true the galaxy IS about 13 billion years old

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  28. these facts helped a little for my project but I need more its not enough for me to get an A for me so if someone could put more facts that would be great and more helpful maybe for others

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  29. This website doesn't help at all.

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