How many light years is the Milky Way Galaxy?
How many light years ACROSS? About 80 million light years.
The Andromeda Galaxy is at a distance of about 2.5 million light-years from Earth; or from the Milky Way.
Our galaxy, the milky way, is a disc that is roughly 100,000 light years accross.
Our galaxy, the Milky Way is about 100,000 light-years across.
The Milky Way galaxy is 100,000 light years across.
0 light-years, as Earth is part of the Milky Way Galaxy.
22000 light years
An elliptical galaxy is a type of galaxy not a particular one.
The Milky Way galaxy, in which we live, is about 50,000 light years in radius, and we're about 40,000 light years out from the center. So the farthest away stars are probably about 90,000 light years away.
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.
The nearest galaxy to our Milky Way is the Andromeda galaxy, which is about 2.5 million light years away (that is not including the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, small, irregular "satellite" galaxies of our own).
The Milky Way is estimated to be about 2,000 light years thick, but about 100,000 light years long/far... Which i guess you can tell, thats a lot.
We are in the Milky Way. It is our home galaxy. The Milky Way is 100,000 light years across - this is approximately 587,460 trillion miles.
The question is somewhat confusing, so I am not sure what you mean. The Milky Way is a galaxy; it has a diameter of about 100,000 light-years; it has between 100 and 400 billion stars (the exact number is not known).
Technically, zero. We are in it. The sun is one of the 200 - 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
Sun, as the part of the solar system, is also a part of the Milky way, our galaxy. Your question can't be answered. Sun is INSIDE the Milky way.
Our sun (also known as Sol) is about 80,000 light years from the center of the Milky Way galaxy. A light year is about seven trillion miles, so 80,000 light years is about 560 quadrillion miles.
They are both spiral galaxies, except the Milky Way is a barred spiral and the Andromeda is a typical spiral galaxy. The Andromeda has at least twice as many stars as the Milky Way, and it has more mass. The galaxies are going to merge in 4 billion years, and now they are about 2 million light years apart.
our solar system is on a spiral on one of the milky ways many spirals. we are in the milky way galaxy which is 100 000 light years in diameter and 10 000 light years thick at the centre.
How many galaxies like our own would it take if they were placed edge to edge to reach the nearest galaxy?
Less than one. * The Milky Way (our galaxy) has a diameter of about 100,000 light-years. * According to the Wikipedia, the Canis Major galaxy is at a distance of 25,000 light-years from our Solar System. However, its status as a galaxy is disputed (in other words, it may not be a galaxy). * On the other hand, the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy is at a distance of about 70,000 light-years from the Solar System… Read More
Not sure, but the sun is 27,000 light years from the centre of the galaxy and the galaxy itself is 100,000 light years in width. The solar system is a pin prick compared to these sizes. i.e. 1 light year is about 10 trillion kilometres...
How many years would it take a spacecraft traveling at the speed of light to cross the milky way galaxy?
About 100,000 years not taking into account acceleration and deceleration.
The Earth is in the Milky Way galaxy, so the answer is "Zero."
Our Galaxy (the Milky Way ) is roughly 100, 000 light years across form one end of the disk to the other. It contains well over 100 billion stars like our sun. It is 25, 000 light years thick.
Yes. The Milky Way is a galaxy, and it is huge, with a diameter of about 100,000 light-years. That means it will take light 100,000 years to go from one end to the other. Such vastness staggers the imagination. And yet, other galaxies - many of them quite similar to the Milky Way - are known to be at a distance of millions or even billions of light-years from us.
There are many but a couple famous are Wolf 359, G51-15, and 61 Cygni. Go to this website to figure out more info http://www.scienceinschool.org/2006/issue2/exoplanet/ Any star less than sixteen light years from the Milky Way Galaxy would be considered within the Milky Way Galaxy. Our sun is one of the 200 to 400 billion stars in our galaxy. If you were curious about stars less than 16 light years from our solar system, the above… Read More
We are IN the Milky Way Galaxy, and therefore not able to line up with anything!!
The sun is estimated to be 24,900 ± 1,000 ly from the galactic centre.
We live in the Milky Way Galaxy. It depends on which star. From the closest star, the sun, it takes about 8 minutes. But from other stars it can take many, many years.
"The galactic disc, which bulges outward at the galactic center, has a diameter of between 70,000 and 100,000 light-years. The distance from the Sun to the galactic center is now estimated at 26,000 ± 1400 light-years." This means the sun is between (50,000 - (26,000 ± 1400)) 24,000 ±1400 light-years and (35,000 - (26,000 ± 1400)) 9,000 ±1400 light-years from the edge of the Milky Way, and very much inside the Milky Way.
How many galaxies like your own would it take laid edge to edge to reach the nearest galaxy Hint The nearest galaxy to your own is about 2 million light-years away?
Ah, a math quiz. If the nearest galaxy is 2000000 light years away then it would take 20 Milky Ways laid end to end to equal that distance. Now the problem is that Andromeda is the nearest spiral galaxy and it is 2.5 million light years away, so it would actually take 25 Milky Ways.
Light-years is a distance, not a time measurement. If you are asking how many light-years a person would have to travel to be outside of the Milky Way galaxy, the answer depends on the "direction" one wishes to use when exiting. The Milky Way, relatively speaking, is almost flat, with a thickness of only 9.26 quadrillion kilometers which is roughly 1000 light-years. While this sounds like a large distance, compare that to the width which… Read More
The Milky Way galaxy is around 100 thousand light-years across from end to end. (A light-year is the distance light travels in a year through the vacuum of space, equal to just under 10 trillion kilometres). It contains around 100 billion stars, many of which are thought to have solar systems of their own.
A galaxy - including the Milky Way - is a huge collection of solar systems. Each star is a solar system. A star may or may not have planets, but it is already known that many stars do have planets. A galaxy has hundreds of billions of stars, i.e., hundreds of billions of solar systems. Differences in scale: The nearest star (after the Sun) is Toliman, at a distance of 4.3 light-years - light takes… Read More
A light year is a measure of distance. The Milky Way is about 100,000 light years across.
The Earth is inside the Milky Way Galaxy. The closest other known galaxies are the two "clouds of Magellan", which are small galaxies that orbit the Milky way. The closest other large galaxy, about the size of the Milky Way, is the Andromeda Galaxy. Andromeda is the nearest galaxy to Earth. Answer: We are in the Milky Way galaxy which makes it closest to Earth. After that we have the dwarf galaxies Canis Major Dwarf… Read More
Lightyears is not a measure of time, but of distance. Regardless, the Milky Way Galaxy is approximately 120,000 light years in diameter, and therefore, it would take 120,000 years to cross it IF YOU WERE TRAVELING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT. At half the speed of light, it would take 240,000 years, at one-fourth the speed of light, it would take 480,000 years, etc.
We are currently, and always part of the "Milky Way" galaxy. The Milky Way has the only life forms known so far, humans. The "Life on Mars" theory is still being predicted and experimented by scientists. So far we are the only living organisms, apart from plants also, alive. The Milky Way galaxy, which had many events happened, which was MAJORLY part of the "Big Bang" theory. Milky Way is extremely close the the Sagittarius… Read More
the milky way is a galaxy, there are billions of stars in the milky way galaxy
Of course. We can be sure of that, since we can see so many other galaxies that are outside the Milky Way. Light has no trouble escaping from any of them, and there's no reason it should have any problem escaping from our own galaxy.
The Earth and its parent star, the Sun, are located within the Milky Way galaxy, so named by the inhabitants of Earth. The Milky Way galaxy is believed to be a larger-than-average barred spiral galaxy. There may be as many as 300 billion stars in our Milky Way, maybe many more. The nearest galaxy of such enormous class we have named the Andromeda galaxy. It is roughly 2.5 million light-years distant. But there are two… Read More
No. There are many galxies, but only one of them is the Milky Way Galaxy.
The closest "star in the Milky Way" to Earth is only 93 million miles away; that star is our own Sun. (Our solar system is part of the Milky Way Galaxy.) The next closest is Proxima Centauri, at 4.2 light years.
A light-year is actually a measurement of distance, not time. A single light-year is the distance light travels in a vacuum in a one year period. The speed of light is approximately 186,000 miles per second. The nearest spiral galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy is the Andromeda Galaxy, which is approximately 2,500,000 light years away. This means that the light that reaches our eyes originated 2.5 million years ago. In essence, when we… Read More
It is agreed that the Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, 100,000 light years in diameter, with observations suggesting that it contains 200-400 billion stars.
Universe is massively bigger than the milky way galaxy, by many orders of magnitude. Also, the milky way galaxy is included in the universe, and we are included in the milky way galaxy.
100,000 light years.
Good question - The black hole(s) (i.e. Sagittarius A*) at the center of the Milky Way are estimated to be a little more than 4 million solar masses (e.g. stars like our Sun). The Milky Way galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy 100,000-120,000 light-years in diameter and has been estimated to be hosting 200-400 billion stars, and at least as many planets. Therefore the answer is that the accumulated mass of the Milky Way galaxy… Read More
Zero. The Earth is in the milky way.
The Milky Way Galaxy is about 6 trillion times larger than the rings of Saturn. Forgetting the newly discovered supersized ring, the "normal" rings have a diameter of about 160,000km. The diameter of the Milky Way is about 100,000 light years or 9.4605284 × 1017 km. Divide one by the other and the answer is about 6 trillion (5,912,830,250,000)
Our solar system is located in the outer reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is a spiral galaxy. The Milky Way Galaxy contains roughly 200 billion stars. Most of these stars are not visible from Earth. Almost everything that we can see in the sky belongs to the Milky Way Galaxy. The sun is about 26,000 light-years from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is about 80,000 to 120,000 light-years across (and… Read More