What type of galaxy is the milky way?
By: Dr. Swapnil Surwase
Milky way name is the translation of latin word
Our Earth and solar system are present in the Milky Way galaxy.
Our Milky way has several galaxies, it is part of the local group which form Virgo supercluster.
Our Earth and Solar system is located at about 27,000 light years from the centre of the galaxy.
There are main 4 types of galaxies which are Spiral, Elliptical, Peculiar and Irregular.
Milky Way galaxy is Barred Spiral Galaxy have diameter of 87,400 light years.
It has only thickness of 1000 light years at the spiral arms.
Our solar system is situated in the Orion arm of the Milky Way.
There are about 90% mass of the Milky Way is invisible.
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