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Our galaxy is the Milky Way, with the location of our solar system within it, and a supermassive black hole at its center.

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    Milky Way

    Milky Way

    by CK-12 //basic
    Identify the shape and size of the Milky Way and where our solar system is located in the Milky Way.
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  • Video
    Location of the Sun in the Milky Way

    Location of the Sun in the Milky Way

    by CK-12 //basic
    See the up-to-date location of the Sun in the Milky Way, according to the latest scientifically accepted galactic structure.
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  • Video
    A Universe Of Galaxies

    A Universe Of Galaxies

    by CK-12 //basic
    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.
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  • Downloadable Quiz
    Milky Way Quiz - MS ES

    Milky Way Quiz - MS ES

    by CK-12 //basic
    Reviews characteristics of the Milky Way and the location of our solar system within the galaxy.
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  • Real World Application
    Milkdromeda

    Milkdromeda

    by CK-12 //basic
    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.
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