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.
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.
by Anjili5 years ago
Our galaxy will collide with another one in 4 billion years time, says NASA. What do you think?
by Adarsh kumar4 years ago
What is shape our galaxy ?You know how big our galaxy can you tell me the shape our galaxy.
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