Identify the shape and size of the Milky Way and where our solar system is located in the Milky Way.
See the up-to-date location of the Sun in the Milky Way, according to the latest scientifically accepted galactic structure.
Our home, the Milky Way galaxy, is only one of the many billions of galaxies in our universe. Learn more about galaxies in this video.
Reviews characteristics of the Milky Way and the location of our solar system within the galaxy.
Come up with questions about a topic and learn new vocabulary words to determine answers using an Ask, Answer, Learn table.
Billions of years from now the Milky Way will collide with its nearest neighbor, the spiral galaxy Andromeda. Together they will form one galaxy, Milkdromeda.
To really see stars it is necessary to get away from light pollution and air pollution. Learn how Yosemite National Park protects its night skies.
Explains how scientists use electromagnetic radiation to study the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, even though it does not emit light.
Explore the Milky Way from the Earth's perspective. Make sure to click the info button at the bottom for more information!
A description about the Milky Way, its composition, and estimated size.