Milky Way edge on. The diagram shows: the halo (gray) with globular clusters (red circles), the thick disk (dark purple), the stellar disk (white), the stellar bulge (red-orange), and the central black hole. The stellar disk is about 100,000 light years in diameter. (Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss) Mona Evans, "Milky Way - Facts for Kids" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180135.asp

Milky Way edge on. The diagram shows: the halo (gray) with globular clusters (red circles), the thick disk (dark purple), the stellar disk (white), the stellar bulge (red-orange), and the central black hole. The stellar disk is about 100,000 light years in diameter. (Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss) Mona Evans, "Milky Way - Facts for Kids" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180135.asp

Milky Way Galaxy face on. It shows the galactic bulge, labels the spiral arms, and locates the Sun. [Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)] Mona Evans, "Milky Way - Our Galaxy" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179853.asp

Milky Way Galaxy face on. It shows the galactic bulge, labels the spiral arms, and locates the Sun. [Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)] Mona Evans, "Milky Way - Our Galaxy" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179853.asp

Magellanic Clouds from the Atacama Desert. [Photo: Stephane Guisard-Astrosurf.com/sguisard (TWAN)] The two satellite galaxies of the Milky Way are in the upper right of the image - they do look like clouds! On the left side you can see the band of the southern Milky Way, an edge-on view of the disk of the Galaxy. Mona Evans, "Milky Way - Facts for Kids" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180135.asp

Magellanic Clouds from the Atacama Desert. [Photo: Stephane Guisard-Astrosurf.com/sguisard (TWAN)] The two satellite galaxies of the Milky Way are in the upper right of the image - they do look like clouds! On the left side you can see the band of the southern Milky Way, an edge-on view of the disk of the Galaxy. Mona Evans, "Milky Way - Facts for Kids" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180135.asp

Possible shape of the Milky Way's dark matter halo. It seems to be perpendicular to the spiral disk and the shape of a squashed beach ball. Dark mater is invisible, but it has a gravitational effect on visible matter. Studying this interaction led to suggesting this odd shape. (Credit: David Law) Mona Evans, "Milky Way - Our Galaxy" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179853.asp

Possible shape of the Milky Way's dark matter halo. It seems to be perpendicular to the spiral disk and the shape of a squashed beach ball. Dark mater is invisible, but it has a gravitational effect on visible matter. Studying this interaction led to suggesting this odd shape. (Credit: David Law) Mona Evans, "Milky Way - Our Galaxy" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179853.asp

Pinterest
Search