Distance between earth and edge of milky way?

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The distance of the earth to the edge of the Milky way is 1000 light years
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Is earth in the milky way?

Yes, the Earth is a planet orbiting a star which we call the Sun.The Sun is just one of billions of stars orbiting the center of ourgalaxy which we call the Milky Way. The Milky Way is just one ofbillions of galaxies that we know to exist in our visible universe.

Is earth part of the milky way?

Yes. Earth is a planet going round the Sun. The Sun is one of some 200 billion stars which form the galaxy known as the Milky Way.

How many light years is the earth from the edge of the milky way?

The stellar disk of the Milky Way galaxy is approximately 100,000 light years in diameter, and is believed to be, on average, about 1,000 light years thick. It is estimated to contain at least 200 billion stars and possibly up to 400 billion stars, the exact figure depending on the number of very lo (MORE)

How far is the edge of the Milky Way?

Difficult to define as there is no real edge as such. However, the Milky Way has a diameter of about 100,000 light years and our Solar System is about 25,000 light years from Galactic Centre. Therefore, we are roughly half way from the centre and edge. So 25,000 light years..

What is the difference between the Milky Way and the Milky Way Galaxy?

One is a candy bar (created in 1923 by Frank C. Mars and originally manufactured in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was the first commercially distributed filled chocolate bar. The name and taste was taken from a famed malted milk drink (milkshake) of the day - not the Earth's galaxy, as many contend) an (MORE)

What is the distance between the Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies?

There are satellite galaxies in our "immediate neighborhood", about as close to us as the size of our own galaxy, in the order of 100,000 light-years. The next spiral galaxy, M31, is at a distance of about 3 million light-years. The farthest observable galaxies are over 40 billion light-years away (MORE)

Is earth in the center of the Milky Way?

No,it can't be.Because ,as you know,the Milky Way has two spiral arms extending from it,and the sun is found on one of these spiral arms.And as the earth is found in the solar system,so it's impossible that earth is in the centre of the Milky Way.

What is the relationships between milky way and earth sun and moon?

Earth and moon are small stones moving in orbits around the sun. Sun, along with the family of tiny pebbles that are bound to it and go wherever it goes, is one of somewhere between 200 to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way. Milky Way is one of several billion galaxies visible from earth. (MORE)

What is the difference between the Milky Way and Milky Way galaxy?

There isn't one. really. If there is a difference, you could say that the Milky Way is the milky band of light as seen from Earth, whereas the Milky Way Galaxy is the whole galaxy, which includes those bit's we cannot see from Earth. Best to just accept they are one and the same.

How large is the Milky Way from edge to edge?

Estimates are that the Milky Way is about 100,000 light years across. Light, as observed from earth, takes about 100,000 earth years to travel across. A bit far for a daily commute, isn't it?

What is on the edge of the solar system milky way?

The milky way IS NOT a solar system. it contains millions of solar systems. and there is no definite edge to the milky way galaxy. stars simply distance themselves apart from each other until they stop traveling with the milky way galaxy

What is the distance to the Milky Way?

Our solar system is IN the Milky Way galaxy. So you're in it right now. However, it is a spiral galaxy, and we're on one of the outer edges, so from Earth, most of the galaxy appears to be clustered in a band across the night sky. The distance to the center of the galaxy from the sun is roughly 26,4 (MORE)

Where in the milky way is the earth found?

I know that we are near the edge. (It is round.) Does that help? (It is much more dense in the middle; that is what you see at night when you see "the Milky Way" - the middle there-of.)

How did earth get in the Milky Way?

it is the milky way who actually give birth to our solar system and our earth so our earth exist because of milky way , it did not get into the milky way. earth is the member of milky way's family

Is the sun at the edge of the Milky Way?

Our sun is about 25,000 light years from the centre of the milky way.. It's about half way out from the centre of our galaxy.. So our galaxy from end to end would be 100,000 light years across..

What happens if earth is not in the Milky Way?

IF the earth was not in the milky way then it would have had to develop in a different galaxy, this would potentially mean that the earths sphere would have a dent half its size (half life radioisotopes) and people could not live on it as there would not be enough of an ozone layer to produce enough (MORE)

Is there life in milky way but earth?

To date there is no direct evidence of life anywhere but Earth, butour capabilities of looking for signs of life are very limited.Many scientists think there is life out there, simply given thenumber of stars in this galaxy and the discovery that many of thesestars have planets.