By: Taylor Carter and Raylee Lundberg

Facts about galaxies

  • A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars
  • The word galaxy is derived from the greek galaxies literally "milky" a reference to the milky way
  • More than 2/3 of the milky way is a spiral shape
  • More than 170 billion galaxies

More facts about galaxies

  • Any galaxy that doesnt really have a shape is called an irregular galaxy
  • Supermassive black holes are believed to be in the center of most galaxies
  • Some different shapes look like toothpicks and rings