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Our home in space is a vast galaxy containing 400 billion suns, at least that many planets, and a 4-billion-solar-mass black hole at the center.

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night sky imaging a portion of the Milky Way Galaxy he Crux Constellation and Coalsack Dark Nebula can be seen near the bottom of the photograph. At the top of the photograph the Milky Way's galatic centre is captured in this view. Dave Young.

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Milky Way Galaxy. -Fact: The Solar System is located in one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way Galaxy. -They got the name "Milky Way" b/c of the creamy center of the galaxy.

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This heavenly view of the Milky Way was taken in the South Pacific paradise of Mangaia, the most southerly of the Cook Islands. This image was chosen as one of the winners of the National Maritime Museum's Astrophotographer of the Year 2011 Contest. CREDIT: Tunc Tezel

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