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Answered 2013-02-18 10:29:41

Obviously, the Milky Way is our Galaxy (or the huge band of stars with that same name) and Centaurus is only a constellation.

To be fair to the questioner, Centaurus is in an area of the sky that does contain part of the band of stars called the Milky Way.

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