Nature | Astro Milky Way

Galaxy Milky Way

Is the galaxy that contains our Solar System

The term Milky Way is a translation of the Latin via lactea, from the Greek galaxías kýklos, "milky circle".

From Earth, the Milky Way appears as a band because its disk-shaped structure is viewed from within. Galileo Galilei first resolved the band of light into individual stars with his telescope in 1610...


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