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About 100,000 light years in diameter and 10,000 light years thick.
It depends on where in Milky Way you measure from, but the closest to us is the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy. In fact, we are closer to it than we are to the center of the Milky W…ay by several thousand light-years, and it is currently in the process of being incorporated into the Milky Way. The next spiral galaxy to us is the king of our local group--Andromeda. The Andromeda Galaxy is about 2.5 million light years away, and is only a little bit larger than the Milky Way.
No. The Milky Way is believed to be a barred spiral galaxy.
Well if the sun were the size of a grapefruit we would not have anything in this solar system to compare it to, so lets make the sun the size of a grain of sand (2mm), t…he milky way would then be the size of our Sun, which is just over 109 the size of earth... however we are basing this off width, being that the Milky Way is disk shaped.
The Sun is about 332,946 times more massive than the Earth. It is about 1,300,000 times the volume of Earth. As for the Sun and the Milky Way - The Milky way is composed o…f roughly 100 billion stars, so one can say that because the Sun is an average star, the Milky Way is, very roughly, 100 billion times more massive than the Sun. Another viewpoint: The latest best estimates have the Milky Way Galaxy containing about 500 billion stars. Using that number and a more accurate way of estimating the total mass of the stars gives: Total mass of our Galaxy is about 1.9 thousand billion times the mass of the Sun. Notice that's an estimate of the total mass of the Galaxy, including dust and gas. Then again there's "dark matter" of course, but let's keep it simple.
Yes. All constellations are in the Milky Way Galaxy
Canis major dwarf galaxy....
The constellation is basically a direction in the sky , so it includes parts of our galaxies, but you can also see other galaxies in the same direction (in the same constella…tion).\n The constellation is basically a direction in the sky , so it includes parts of our galaxies, but you can also see other galaxies in the same direction (in the same constellation).\n The constellation is basically a direction in the sky , so it includes parts of our galaxies, but you can also see other galaxies in the same direction (in the same constellation).\n The constellation is basically a direction in the sky , so it includes parts of our galaxies, but you can also see other galaxies in the same direction (in the same constellation).\n
I guess that's Andromeda.
It looks like a spiral. Edit: Why does it look like a spiral? Here's one complication : The Milky Way Galaxy must have rotated over 50 times so far, at our distance from… the centre. The outer parts take longer to orbit than the inner parts. So why are the spiral arms so clear and not messy and twisted up? You can see this isn't such a simple question after all. The important thing is that the spiral arms contain a lot of new, bright stars. The process that creates the new stars is not easy to understand, but the point is that the spiral effect is due to new stars that are constantly being created. So, a spiral effect appears and is not lost as the Galaxy keeps rotating. The theory involves "density waves". Be warned it's a bit complicated, but I've given you the basic idea.
It's difficult to define a galaxies size, as there is no real cut off point. From estimations, the Andromeda is about twice as large as the Milky Way.
No, the Milky Way does not contain "other" galaxies. The Milky Way is a galaxy unto itself. It has two small, irregular "sattelite" galaxies associated with it called the Larg…e Magellanic and Small Magellanic Clouds, but they are not visible from the Northern Hemisphere in this epoch. The next nearest galaxy is Andromeda, which is about 2.5 million light years away. It is estimated that their are 100 billion galaxies in the known universe.
no the no. of stars in the milky way is not the evidence in support of the big bang cosmology.
No. There are many galxies, but only one of them is the Milky Way Galaxy.