Milky Way Galaxy

By : Seth

What is the Milky Way Galaxy?

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The Milky Way Galaxy is what we live in. It's where we have always been. If you look up in a starry night you can see the Milky Way. If you were to measure our galaxy it would 100,000 light years in diameter. Thats huge!
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How did the Milky Way Galaxy get its name?

The Milky Way Galaxy gots its name by its looks. The term "Milky Way" is a translation of the latin via lactea from the greek. The way the Milky Way is it looks like a band because of its disk-shape structure.
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The Milky Way Galaxy started forming 12 billion years ago. The galactic center is located 26,000 light years. Its the center of the Milky Way.

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