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How far away is the milky way galaxy to the sun?


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August 19, 2012 10:34PM

Zero. Our sun is buried deep within the Milky Way Galaxy. It is one of the galaxy's 300 billion stars (±100 billion, or more, depending on the number of low mass stars).

We are roughly 26,000 light years from the center of the galactic core, however, and roughly 24,000 light years from the stars in the nearest part of the galactic rim.