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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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Same as Earth. The distance from Earth to Mars is insignificant in comparison to the distance scales in the Milky Way. - About 20,000 light-years.

It takes light about 25,000 years to reach earth from the nearest edge of the Milky Way.

earth is in the milky way galaxy at the edge

The earth exists on the edge of the Milky Way galaxy.

near the outer edge of our galaxy

The solar system is the Milky Way galaxy, Earth, and all other planets and galaxies are the solar system.

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

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?

No. We are in the outer portion of the Milky way about 3/4 of the way to the edge. The center of the Milky Way could not sustain life.

The Earth is 93,000,000 miles from the Sun, on the edge of the Milky Way galaxy, in the Virgo supercluster.

29770600000km I found this by taking the distance from the earth to the sun from the distance from the sun to the heliosphere (edge of solar system)

The answer is no But this is in general thinking, if you are talking about the sun being further away from the earth than the edge of the Milky Way then the answer is no. But because the Milky Way is the universe in a way it is all around us and therefore the Milky Way galaxy is closer to earth.

Approximately 100,000 thousand light years away.

It's about Three/fifths the distance from the center to the edge. The distance from the center to the edge is about 50,000 light years so the sun is about 30,000 light years from the center of The Milky Way. Of course this is very oproximate seeing that we don't really know the diameter of the MIlky way

The solar system is about halfway between the milky way's core and it's edge.

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

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.)

Well I am on Earth which is in the Solar System which is closer to the Outer Edge of the Milky Way than to the Galactic Center.

Tread Width. The tread width is the distance between the outer edge and the inner edge of the tread

There is no distance between the Netherlands and Germany. The entire eastern edge of the Netherlands borders Germany.


It is estimated that the Milky Way is about 100,000 light years wide. In other words, it takes light about 100,000 earth years to travel from one edge right across to the far edge.

The question is meaningless; we don't even know if the universe HAS an "edge", or what that distance might be.

I live within (not "on")the same galaxy as you - the Milky Way - and it's a spiral galaxy though we see it edge-on from Earth.

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