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Galaxy

A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter.The word galaxy is derived from the Greek galaxias literally “milky”, a reference to the Milky Way.

Milky Way Galaxy

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains the Solar System. The name describes the galaxy’s appearance from Earth. A hazy band of light. Seen in the night sky is formed by stars that cannot be individually distinguished by the naked eye. The term Milky Way is a translation of the Latin via lactea, from the Greek γαλαξίας κύκλος (galaxías kýklos,

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