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Our Milky Way

Our Milky Way

Image: Our Milky Way is a very large concentration of stars and our star, the Sun, is about 25,000 ly from the center.

Our Milky Way

The Milky Way is a large group of stars, gas and dust moving together through space at a speed of 630 km/s.

If you look at the night sky, you can see a white ribbon that crosses the sky forming a sort of arc. This band is actually the Milky Way seen from the inside. It's like looking at a room full of balloons from inside. We see the balloons that are in front of us and those that are behind us. Similarly, we see the stars in front of us and those behind us, which creates the arc we see in the night sky.

The Milky Way is very large and contains billions of stars, including our Sun. So we are in the galaxy that we see in the sky. This is why the Milky Way is very important to us.

In the Milky Way, there are stars of all kinds of sizes and colors. There are red stars, blue stars, giant stars and dwarf stars. There are even dead stars which are called neutron stars.

There is also a lot of gas and dust in the Milky Way. These elements can form new stars and new solar systems. In fact, this is how our own solar system was formed.

The Milky Way is very large, but it is only one of the billions of galaxies contained in the universe. It's as if we were looking at a field full of flowers, and the Milky Way was just one of those flowers.

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