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What is the Milky Way?
Question Date: 2016-01-13
Answer 1:

The Milky Way is one of 200 billion!!! =200,000,000,000 galaxies in the observable Universe.

There is a vast collection of about 300 billion stars in the Milky Way. The shape of the Milky Way is like a giant pin wheel.


Answer 2:

The Milky Way is a galaxy, containing between 200 billion and 400 billion stars. Our sun and all of the stars we can see in the night sky are part of the Milky Way galaxy.


Answer 3:

The Milky Way is the galaxy that our solar system is in. Our solar system plus all the stars you can see in the sky are part of the Milky Way.



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