What is the name of our galaxy?

Hope
Hope
March 29, 2013
What is the name of our galaxy?

It is a shame, gentlemen, not to know the name of our galaxy ... Any schoolchild knows its name. Our cosmic Motherland is called the Milky Way. The name of our galaxy has long been replicated by the ubiquitous PR people - from personal care products to children's chocolate bars they have the sonorous name “The Milky Way”. For example, Milky Way chocolate or a cosmetic line containing milk from one little-known firm in creams.

Where is our solar system

The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, which, in turn, enters the Virgo Supercluster. What we see with the naked eye in the night sky, like a path of twinkling stars closely clinging to each other, is our native Galaxy.

The center of our galaxy is in the constellation Sagittarius. And, most likely, there is a black hole of monstrous sizes, called astrophysicists Sagittarius A. Around this cosmic monster rotates with a period of 100 years world time a black hole of average sizes.And already around these two black holes thousands of small ones revolve, which all together make the stars move in their orbits.

Our solar system is located on the outskirts of the galaxy. That is why we are observing our Galaxy from Earth in the form of a star path in the night sky. The rotation of our star around the galactic center occurs at a frequency of about 200 million years.

In the future, our Milky Way will collide with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, the most famous and bright star of which is Sirius - a double star. Scientists predict that the solar system will simply throw out of this galactic chaos, and it will go into free-floating in outer space for an indefinite amount of time, dragging along our blue planet.