Galaxy | ˈɡaləksi | noun (plural galaxies)
A system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction.
• (the Galaxy) the galaxy of which the solar system is a part; the "Milky Way" as is seen in the dark night sky.
• a large group of impressive people or things: The four musicians have played with a galaxy of stars.
The Galaxy in which the earth is located is a disc-shaped spiral galaxy with approximately 100,000 million stars. The sun is located about two thirds of the way out from the centre.
Late Middle English (originally referring to the Milky Way): Via Old French from medieval Latin galaxia, from Greek galaxias (kuklos) ‘milky (vault)’, from gala, galakt- ‘milk’.
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you can take a train in Nevada and really see the Milky Way sans light pollution.ReplyDelete