We live in one of the arms of a large spiral galaxy called the Milky way. The sun and it's planets including the earth lie in this part of the galaxy, about half way out from the centre. 100 000 years to cross from one side to the other.

interesting facts about the milky way

-The milky way is a spiral galaxy which formed about 14 billion years ago.

-The milky way is made up of clouds of dust, gas called nebula, stars, comets,meteors, asteroids, and plants.

-The milky way way contains between 200 and 400 billion stars and at least 100 billion planets.

Our solar system is in the milky way so it is harder to know a lot about the milky way, but sometimes we can see the ,milky way from earth.

this is an example of the milky way from earth.

The Milky Way Galaxy is our home galaxy in the universe. The Milky Way Galaxy is about 26,000 light-years from Earth. the milky way is about 13.6 Billion years old.

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