Distance between earth and edge of milky way?
The distance of the earth to the edge of the Milky way is 1000 light years
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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.
It is The third planet from the sun and is 26,000 Light years from the center of the Milky Way.
The objects of the milky way are the only objects viewable with the naked eye anywhere in the world.
As the earth is in the Milky Way and a part of it then it is very close indeed.
stars in the milky way are made from the same procedure as the sun is. -by a room 30 student of Mrs. Mead in Chadbourne Elementary in Fremont in CA in the USA
The sun is one of the many stars in the milky way - our galaxy. Sol, our Suns name is about 25 light years from the center of the Milky Way.
According to astronomers, Andromeda is approximately 2.3 millionlight years away from the Milky Way. Experts also suggest that bothwill collide in 4 billion years.
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.
The Earth, our Solar System and all the stars you can see in the night sky are all within the Milky Way Galaxy.
The Orion Nebula (M42) is roughly 1300 light-years away from our solar system, which puts it well within the Milky Way galaxy.
Earth is part of the Milky Way Galaxy. So, I guess the distance is 0, because we're already in it.
No, there isn't. The milky way is the name given to the band of stars we see due to the flattened disk-like characteristic shape of our galaxy. We can call our galaxy the milky way galaxy.
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…w mass stars, which is highly uncertain. Extending beyond the stellar disk is a much thicker disk of gas. Recent observations indicate that the gaseous disk of the Milky Way has a thickness of around 12,000 light years ---twice the previously accepted value. The Sun (and therefore the Earth and Solar System) may be found close to the inner rim of the Galaxy's Orion Arm, in the Local Fluff inside the Local Bubble, and in the Gould Belt, at a distance of ~25,000 light years from the Galactic Center. So a rough estimate, because there is no real defined outer edge, puts our solar system about 25 thousand light years from the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy. [See Link] for pictorial impression of our location in the Milky Way. (MORE)
Earth is located on the outer rim of the milky way- far from the center in one of the arms.
Andromeda and the Milky Way are approximately 2.5 millionlightyears apart, and are constantly nearing each other. The MilkyWay measures about 100,000 lightyears across, and Andromeda isroughly 220,000 lightyears.
It's in the outskirts of the galaxy, in a local spur near the Orion arm.
\nEarth is a planet. Center's of galaxies sometimes contain black holes. Planets can't be black holes.
The Milky Way is bigger. Earth is a planet and it's inside 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..
Milky Way is a galaxy. The Sun and the Earth are in the Milky Way.
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…d one (the Galaxy) is a gargantuan collection of stars all around us in space. (MORE)
It seems that there is no such thing as a "center of the Universe". Every place you are, the Universe will look the same.
No. Our solar system is a tiny element within the Milky Way, not the other way around.
It is very easy. Since the Earth is in the Milky Way, you don't even have to move to get to the Milky Way.
The earth is one of the eight planets we have in our solar system and the Milky Way is the galaxy in which our orbit of the sun takes place.
You'd probably have to say that the distance is zero . The sun is in the Milky Way ... just one of an estimated 400 billion stars in our galaxy.
If you mean the distance then it's 50 thousand light years. Which is 2.95 Ã 10 17 miles.
if you were to look at the disc of the milky way the solar system is towards the outside of the disc, at a distance from the centre of about 80% of the radius.
Our solar system is about 25,000 light years from the center of the Milky Way.
Yes. The sun is one of the few hundred billion stars that comprise the Milky Way galaxy.
If the Sun and Earth were at the edge of the disk of the Milky Way Galaxy what would be the diameter of the galaxy in light years?
It wouldn't matter where the Sun was, the Milky Way Galaxy would still have a diameter of around 100,000 light years.
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)
It takes light about 25,000 years to reach earth from the nearest edge 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.
We can tell the distance is decreasing because the light from Andromeda is blue shifted. That galaxy is closing in on us (or vice versa) 500,000 km (300,000 miles) per hour.
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. … And there are more besides those, that are so far away that our largest present-day telescopes can't see them. (MORE)
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.
The solar system is the Milky Way galaxy, Earth, and all other planets and galaxies are the solar system.
The distance is zero. The sun is one of the stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
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?
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
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…00 lightyears, plus or minus 1600. (A lightyear is the distance that light travels in one year. Light travels at 186,000 miles per second, and is the fastest thing in the universe. So, it's REALLY far away. (MORE)
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.)
Andromeda is the cloest galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy at 2.5 million light years away.
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
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..
Ummmmm the sun is not near the Edge of the milky way.The milky way is just the milky way.The milky way is spiral anyways? not being mean
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… oxygen for human beings or other living species (MORE)
Center or whole? 0 miles if it's the whole galaxy because Earth is IN the Milky Way Galaxy but IDK center.
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.