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Why Is Our Galaxy Called The Milky Way? - Universe Today
We have a lot of crazy informal names for space sights. Sometimes they’re named after how they are shaped, like the Horsehead Nebula. Sometimes they have a name “borrowed” from their constellation, such as the Andromeda Galaxy. But what about our own galaxy, the Milky Way? Why does this band of stars across Earth’s sky … Continue reading "Why Is Our Galaxy Called The Milky Way?"