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14 Fun Facts About the Milky Way

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32 pages12 minutes

Summary

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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