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14 Fun Facts About the Milky Way

14 Fun Facts About the Milky Way

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14 Fun Facts About the Milky Way

Length:
32 pages
14 minutes
Released:
Mar 14, 2018
ISBN:
9781370747733
Format:
Book

Description

Earth is one of eight planets orbiting around our sun. Our sun is one of billions in our galaxy, and our galaxy is one of billions in the universe.
Our galaxy is called The Milky Way Galaxy. It is about 120,000 light years across with a halo extending hundreds of thousands of lights years beyond it. With stars that are 13 billion years old, The Milky Way Galaxy is one of the oldest galaxies in the universe.
Let's learn more about this galaxy and the things it holds.
Do you know:
Why is our galaxy called the Milky Way Galaxy
How old is the Milky Way Galaxy
How many stars are in the Milky Way?
What is at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy?
What is the most common type of star in our galaxy?

Find out the answers to these questions and more and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts.
Ages 8 and up.
All measurements in American and metric.
Reading Level: 7.2

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Released:
Mar 14, 2018
ISBN:
9781370747733
Format:
Book

About the author

Jeannie Meekins is an Australian writer who lives with her children and a couple of cats who think they own the computer. And if her dog could read, he’d be jealous, so it’s lucky that he can’t. Jeannie has also written over 10 books for children, many available through LearningIsland.com


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  • The disk of our Milky Way Galaxy is about 120,000 light years across. That means it takes light 120,000 years to go from one side of the galaxy to the other. It is about 1000 light years thick.The bulge at the center is about 12,000 light years across.

  • The Milky Way Galaxy for two reasons. One reason is because of The Milky Way band across the sky. The other reason is because “galaxy” and “milky” (or “milk”) come from the same ancient Greek word “galaxias”.

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