Milky Way

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  • Milky Way: Galaxies Organized And Distributed Within The Universe

    1. Describe the Milky Way. What does it contain? The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, which looks like a pinwheel. At times, people can look up to the sky and see the faint band of light, the glow of stars in the galaxy’s disk, which gave the Milky Way its name. The galaxy is of an average size, 100,000 light-years across and 1,000 light-years deep. It contains about 500 billion stars and many planets. The center of the galaxy contains a supermassive black hole, which is the cause of our galaxies spiral space. Within the galaxy, there are four main spiral arms, known as Perseus, Cygnus, Centaurus, and Sagittarius; each arm expands into smaller branches of arms. The Milky Way is contained within the Sagittarious arm in the Orion arm branch. There are also a bunch of ancient stars, globular clusters, that orbit the halo of our galaxy. Along with the billions of stars and planets, the Milky Way also contains many solar systems and smaller black holes, although scientists do not have much proof of such existences, scientists can reasonably explain their hidden presence. 2.…

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  • The Milky Way

    Are there other human civilizations somewhere else in the universe? New discoveries have revealed to astronomers that humans may not have only evolved on Earth. Astronomers say that the chance that a human civilization evolved only on Earth and nowhere else in the universe is less than about one in a billion trillion (Shekhtman). The universe is so vast that it is possible there are other Earth-like planets capable of supporting life. The chances that life only evolved on Earth is really low. In…

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  • The Milky Way Summary

    I personally saw many women back in India breastfeeding in the public. At that time, I used to think how do they do that in public? Aren't they shy that they are exposing their breasts in the public? I use to ask this kind of questions to myself while passing by a breastfeeding mother. In contrast, my experience has been completely different since I came in the United States. The breastfeeding rate in the US is too low as compared to that in India. I barely saw mothers breastfeeding their babies…

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  • The Way Gods Make The Milky Way

    The Milky Way was once a dark and lonely galaxy filled with many planets shrouded in darkness there were no living creatures, not one to be found. But the Gods thought there needs to be life on one of these planets, the only way that they can do that is by having light upon the world. So one of the many Gods helped make the Milky Way filled with light. When the Gods made the sun, life was made on a planet that we call today Earth. All Gods made certain creatures to help make the Earth…

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  • Ferrmi's Paradox

    Even if there are alien civilizations in other galaxies, there's no way we'll ever gain knowledge of their existence. This is because, everything outside the Local Group is pretty much out of our reach forever, due to the expansion of the universe. So even if we developped incredibly fast spaceships, it would literally take billions of years to reach these places. So, let's focus on the Milky Way. The Milky Way is our home galaxy. It consists of up the four hundred billion stars. That's a lot…

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  • Milky Way Research Paper

    What's your favorite candy bar? If it's not milky way then it will be by the end of this paper. Milky way is the best candy bar in the world! One reason that milky way is the best candy bar in the world is… that the caramel and chocolate is such a perfect mixture. The way the creamy texture of the chocolate and caramel mixing and melting when you bite into it is so delicious. It's just the right amount of chocolate and caramel to make you want to eat a dozen at a time. Another reason…

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  • Examples Of Galactic Collision

    galaxies; such as the Milky Way galaxy, can contain an estimated 400 billion stars. In someone’s mind who knows nothing about Astronomy, they think that the larger the amount of stars, the more crowded the galaxy is. The truth is, that stars and planets are so far apart, the chances of them colliding with each other are small. That…

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  • Kepler

    Kepler is a spacecraft telescope observatory launched by NASA on March 7th, 2009 with the primary purpose of discovering Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. The observatory named after astronomer Johannes Kepler, is designed to survey our section of the Milky Way in order to discover hundreds of Earth-sized extrasolar planets with livable conditions, to estimate how many stars are found within our galaxy, and create a better understanding of how planetary system’s light years away compare…

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  • Delphinus Research Paper

    due to its limited size, however this little wonder has fascinating stars that captivate your attention when you take the time to focus upon it. Location South and away from the Milky Way's band lies the constellation Delphinus the Dolphin. This tiny grouping of stars lies in the transition zone from that of the summer star filled skies to that of the sparse autumn skies. Once you have located Delphinus in the night sky, turn your telescope towards Gamma (y) Delphinus' snout. His snout is one…

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  • Universe Observation Essay

    To humans who live on Earth, we perceive Earth as a large mass of land that has been around for about 4.6 billion years. But the Earth is only a small part of what makes up the Universe. Earth is located in the Milky Way Galaxy, and contains billions of stars, which is only a small fraction of the 100 billion galaxies. While the Universe has been around for roughly 13.82 billion years, everyday we learn more and more about the complexities that were once hidden from us. One of the main things…

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