This reminds me of the Monty Python movie – Life of Brian, song ‘Always look on the bright side of life’, where they spew out all these Milky Way facts, pointing out that you, and I are insignifigant in the bigger scheme of things, – ‘How Big is Big?’
OUR HOME: The Milky Way Galaxy;
The arrow points to our Star the Sun, which is any one of several hundred billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. – Pictured here, – The Star closest to our Sun is 4.5 light years away. – A Light Year is the distance light travels in one year. – Light moves at the speed of 186,272 miles or 300,000 kilimeters per second. – Our Sun is 30,000 light years from the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy. – So the light that we see coming from our Milky Way Galaxy’s center, left there 30,000 years ago. – The know Universe contains over 1,000,000 Billion of other Galaxies. – The Milky Way Galaxy contains at least 400 billion stars. –
We are living on a planet that is in constant high-speed motion around itself and traveling on its orbit around the Sun. – The circumference of the Earth at the equator is 25,000 miles or 40,000 kilometers. – The Earth rotates around its axis once every twenty-four (24) hours time, or one whole day and night. While Planet Earth is rotating on its axis at the speed of over 1000 miles or 1609 kilometers per hour, Earth is also traveling, revolving on its oval orbit around the Sun at the speed of about – 67,000 miles or 107,200 kilometers per hour once every 365 days or one whole year.
All About the Milky Way – The Milky Way is simply the common name for the galaxy that encompasses our solar system.