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Why is our galaxy called “The Milky Way Galaxy”?

The Milky Way Galaxy is named for its milky appearance. There’s a Greek poem that describes the galaxy as “that shining wheel, men call it Milk.” To the Greeks, the…

How may galaxies and stars are there in this Universe?

In the portion of the universe we can observe, there are at least a hundred billion galaxies! But we don’t know how much more universe there is out there, and…

Is our galaxy traveling through space, or are we just spinning around the sun?

Yes, our galaxy is traveling in space! So are the other ones. It is even possible for two galaxies to pass through one another.

How many solar systems are there in the universe?

Actually, there are hundreds of billions. There are more stars than we even know of, and if even a fraction of these stars are the centers of their own solar…

How do planets stay up in the sky?

As you know, planets circle the sun and the sun holds them in a gravitational grip. If the planets didn’t have their own momentum, they would fall directly into the…

Why does the moon shine?

The moon shines due to sunlight that is reflected off of its surface. So the light of the moon is actually the light of the sun!

What is a "Blue Moon"?

Usually the second full moon in a calendar month is called a “blue moon.” Though technically a blue moon occurs when there is a fourth full moon in a season,…

How far is the closest Black Hole from Earth?

Astronomers think there is a black hole in the center of our galaxy. Relatively speaking, that is pretty close. But it’s far enough away that we aren’t in any danger…

Why do we see the same side of the moon all the time?

The moon travels around the earth once every 29 days. The moon, attracted by the Earth’s gravitational pull, travels with the earth and circles the sun every 365 days. The…

Why is space black and the sky is blue?

About 20 miles above the Earth, the sky appears black. So what happens between there and here? Light, you might know, travels in waves. And the WAVES of different colors…

Why do people think the moon is made of cheese?

Most people don’t think the moon is made of cheese, but sometimes it certainly looks like a wheel of cheese that’s blue with mold. It looks full of holes, like…

What would happen if a comet hit our earth?

There are lots of scenarios. Comets have hit the Earth before and caused no major damage. Here is a list of some possibilities, listed in order of likelihood (in my…

Why is there no gravity in space?

Oh, but there is gravity in space! Astronauts only FEEL like there is no gravity because they are continuously falling as if there weren’t. You see, if there were no…

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