Milky Way galaxy
noun Date: 1948 the galaxy of which the sun and the solar system are a part and which contains the myriads of stars that create the light of the Milky Way

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Milky Way Galaxy — Large spiral galaxy (roughly 150,000 light years in diameter) that contains Earth s solar system. It includes the multitude of stars whose light is seen as the Milky Way, the irregular luminous band that encircles the sky defining the plane of… …   Universalium

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  • Milky Way Galaxy — noun the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky • Syn: ↑Milky Way, ↑Milky Way System • Hypernyms: ↑galaxy, ↑extragalactic nebula • Member… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Milky Way (mythology) — Great Sky River redirects here. For the novel, see Great Sky River (novel). This article is about mythology related to the Milky Way Galaxy. For other uses, see Milky Way (disambiguation). There are many myths and legends about the origin of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Milky Way — noun a) The Milky Way Galaxy, the galaxy in which Earth is located; extension of the night sky phenomenon. b) A broad band of diffuse white light, visible in the night …   Wiktionary

  • Milky Way's satellite galaxies — The Milky Way Galaxy has several smaller galaxies gravitationally bound to it, as part of the Milky Way subgroup. This subgroup is part of the local galaxy cluster, the Local Group.Clickable map Milky Way s satellite galaxies (clickable map)rect… …   Wikipedia

  • Milky Way System — noun the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky • Syn: ↑Milky Way, ↑Milky Way Galaxy • Hypernyms: ↑galaxy, ↑extragalactic nebula • Member… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Milky Way — noun the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky • Syn: ↑Milky Way Galaxy, ↑Milky Way System • Hypernyms: ↑galaxy, ↑extragalactic nebula •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Milky Way — noun Date: 14th century 1. a broad luminous irregular band of light that stretches completely around the celestial sphere and is caused by the light of myriads of faint stars 2. Milky Way galaxy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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