Galaxies similar to or like Milky Way

Galaxy that contains our Solar System, with the name describing the galaxy's appearance from Earth: a hazy band of light seen in the night sky formed from stars that cannot be individually distinguished by the naked eye. Wikipedia

  • Galaxy

    Gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter. Derived from the Greek galaxias , literally "milky", a reference to the Milky Way. Wikipedia

  • Universe

    All of space and time and their contents, including planets, stars, galaxies, and all other forms of matter and energy. Prevailing cosmological description of the development of the universe. Wikipedia

  • Andromeda Galaxy

    Barred spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 e6ly from Earth and the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Named after the Ethiopian princess who was the wife of Perseus in Greek mythology. Wikipedia

  • Gravity

    Natural phenomenon by which all things with mass or energy—including planets, stars, galaxies, and even light —are brought toward one another. On Earth, gravity gives weight to physical objects, and the Moon's gravity causes the ocean tides. Wikipedia

  • Spiral galaxy

    Spiral galaxies form a class of galaxy originally described by Edwin Hubble in his 1936 work The Realm of the Nebulae and, as such, form part of the Hubble sequence. Most spiral galaxies consist of a flat, rotating disk containing stars, gas and dust, and a central concentration of stars known as the bulge. Wikipedia

  • Triangulum Galaxy

    Spiral galaxy 2.73 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. Catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598. Wikipedia


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