What galaxy do we live in?

What galaxy do we live in?

the Milky Way

What is a galaxy simple definition?

A galaxy is a huge collection of gas, dust, and billions of stars and their solar systems, all held together by gravity.

What are the 4 galaxies?

In 1936, Hubble debuted a way to classify galaxies, grouping them into four main types: spiral galaxies, lenticular galaxies, elliptical galaxies, and irregular galaxies.

What is the next nearest galaxy?

The Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy is the next closest , at km (70,000 light years) from the Sun. The Large Magellanic Cloud, 1,km (179,000 light years) away, was once considered the nearest galaxy outside of the Milky Way.

What is the oldest type of galaxy?


How do galaxies die?

Galaxies die when the stars that live in them stop forming. ... Scientists were able to glimpse a galaxy as it ejected almost half of the gas it uses to form stars.

Is our galaxy dying?

Even though galaxies are known to die out, scientists never could witness the process of a galaxy dying out, until now. Using a high tech telescope, scientists saw the galaxy, ID2299, ejecting out the star forming gases and losing its fuel.

How many galaxies are there in total?

100 billion galaxies

How long do galaxies live for?

Most galaxies are between 10 billion and 13.

How old is a black hole?

Researchers, in a paper published this month in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, named the quasar J0313-1806 and write that its animating black hole dates back to just 670 million years after the Big Bang—20 million years older than what is now the second oldest black hole ever found.

Is the Milky Way moving?

The Milky Way as a whole is moving at a velocity of approximately 600 km per second with respect to extragalactic frames of reference. The oldest stars in the Milky Way are nearly as old as the Universe itself and thus probably formed shortly after the Dark Ages of the Big Bang.

Will the Milky Way collide with Andromeda?

The Andromeda galaxy is currently racing toward our Milky Way at a speed of about 70 miles (110 km) per second. Ultimately, the two galaxies will collide and merge.

How fast are we moving in the universe?

about 2.

Why is C the speed limit?

Einstein's ultimate limit on speeds refers to the speed at which information can move from one point to another. Thus no physical particle can travel faster than c, lest information carried by that particle travel faster than c. ... This is why c is often called the ultimate speed limit of the universe.

How fast can humans travel without dying?

“There is no real practical limit to how fast we can travel, other than the speed of light,” says Bray. Light zips along at about a billion kilometres per hour.