What is the approximate shape of the Milky Way?

  1. juniorsbook profile image73
    juniorsbookposted 7 years ago

    What is the approximate shape of the Milky Way?

  2. peterxdunn profile image59
    peterxdunnposted 7 years ago

    Our home galaxy is thought to be the classic spiral shape which is the most common. We cannot, however, be totally sure about this as we can only see the Milky Way edge on.

    In about three-billion years the Milky Way will collide with Andromeda: a galaxy (sometimes called, 'The Great Attractor') much bigger than our own. This collision will result in the merged galaxies becoming one massive ellipse.

  3. saanj H profile image76
    saanj Hposted 7 years ago


    The Milky Way galaxy, commonly referred to as just the Milky Way, or sometimes simply as the Galaxy, is the home galaxy of the Solar System, and of Earth. It is a barred spiral galaxy that contains 100-400 billion stars and an estimated 50 billion planets, 500 million of which could be located in the habitable zone of their parent star.