Well, the universe is like a never-ending topic to talk about. With our current position now, we are often overwhelmed by the huge-unlimited world outside the earth; where the stars come from, how many suns in the galaxy are or the other galaxies outside the Milky Way and so on. Luckily, thanks to the advanced technology for giving us this knowledge, at least for understanding about these interesting facts of Milky Way.

It Takes Around 230 Million Years To Travel The Milky Way

Around 230 Million Years To Travel The Milky Way
Around 2/3 of galaxies are spiral as well as the Milky Way itself with the center bulge. It is interesting also to hear the fact that the galaxy is also rotating and so is the solar system.
On average, our solar system can travel around 515,000 miles/hour which still needs around 230 million years to go to the entire galaxy. cool stuff space science cool stuff science cool stuff space for science

Andromeda and Galaxy Will Collide

Andromeda and Galaxy Will Collide
ESA’s Gaia estimates the collision will happen around 4,5 billion years from now. However, the research suggests the planets will not crash each other, because they predict this will not be a full force collision. Ranked as the second biggest galaxy, the Milky Way is 2,5 million years away from the Andromeda (the biggest galaxy) and 3 million light-years away from Triangulum (the third biggest galaxy). cool stuff space science cool stuff science cool stuff space for science

The Galaxy Is Twisted

In fact, the galaxy is not flat like a pancake, but twisted and warped. So, the farther the stars, the more they become twisted and warped with the S-like shape. Besides, the Milky Way is not the only galaxy to be warped and twisted, the astronomers confirmed there are dozens of them have similar patterns. cool stuff space science cool stuff science cool stuff space for science