Presentation on theme: "The Milky Way By: Kelsey Perkins & Jesse Price. Milky Way Facts The Galaxy in which holds our Solar System Contains over 200 billion stars The mass is."— Presentation transcript:
Milky Way Facts The Galaxy in which holds our Solar System Contains over 200 billion stars The mass is roughly between 750 billion and one trillion solar masses It’s a Barred Spiral Galaxy
What is a Barred Spiral Galaxy? A Barred Spiral Galaxy is a form of spiral galaxy that has a central bar shaped structure made of stars
How old is the Milky Way The Milky Way is approximately 13.6 billion years old And thought to be formed about the same time as the big bang occurred.
How did the Milky Way get it’s name? Nobody is sure how the Milky Way got its strange name. But we know why it did got its name, the Milky Way is a faint white milky streak across the sky.
How long does it take to orbit around the Milky Way? The solar system completely orbits the Milky Way every 225,000,000 years
Is there a ring around the Milky Way? Yes! Scientist have done research and have found that there is a ring of stars that have the same orbit patterns and are moving at the same rate around the Milky Way.
How the Milky Way Formed Evidence suggests that our galaxy, the Milky Way, came into being as a consequence of the collapse of a vast gas cloud. The birth of new stars also helped in shaping the Milky Way.
Is there a Black Hole in the center of the Milky Way? Most scientist believe that yes there is a possibility that there could be a black hole in the center of the Milky Way.
Will Andromeda eventually crash into the Milky Way? Scientist have determined that in roughly three billion years Andromeda will crash into us The colliding of the two galaxy's would most likely result in the combining of the two. And could become an elliptical galaxy.
What will become of the Milky Way? In the future most likely billions of years from now the galaxy will certainly seize to exist. This will happen when all the uranium that was made in the early years of the galaxy will burn up. Which would result in no more new stars will be born and all the old ones will die.
The Milky Way Galaxy now Where we live now is absolutly different from when it all began. It is no longer just a mass of helium and hydrogen gas And has been formed into what is now a barred spiral galaxy
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