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The Milky Way
Transcript of The Milky Way
2/20/13 Arms Norma Scutum-Crux Sagittarius Galactic Core Perseus Cygnus There are 6 arms. The arms are Norma, Scutum-Crux, Sagittarius, Orion, and Perseus The arms spin How It Came To Be The Milky Way has been around for 13 billion years (800 million). It was not around untill after the big bang happened. when the big bang happened, gas spread, it all clumped together and caused nuclear fussions The stars all started to attach to each other and made groups of stars. The oldest group of stars is the "Globular Clusters" It dates back to early universe. location The Milky Way goes from southwest to northwest The sun is about 26,000 light years away from the Milky Way The Milky Way produces 7 stars a year It is made up of over 100 billion stars Size It owns almost everything in the sky Name Got its name because it looks like spilled milk in the sky In Greek it means "galaxies Kuklos". That means Milky circle In Roman it means "Via Lactea". That means the Milky Road. It spins once every 200 million years. Bibliography www.universitytoday.com/26749/formation-of-the-milkyway/ imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask-astro/an/answers/970205.html www.atlasofttheuniverse.com/subjects/astronomy An Atlas of The Universe Imagine The Universe Universe Today The milky way is the second biggest galaxy that we know of . It is moving towards the constellation Virgo Orion we are here