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Space - Galaxies


A galaxy is a large collection of objects such as star systems, gas clouds and other celestial objects that are kept together by the action of gravity.

There are three main types of galaxies:

  • Spiral, with radiating arms
  • elliptical, a regular flattened sphere
  • irregular, a collection without any regular pattern

Our Solar System is a member of a spiral galaxy called the Milky Way

The Milky Way is our home galaxy

The Milky Way courtesy of the ESA - Hi Res image here