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  1. MILKY WAY GALAXY By: Lauren Reich 3/30/12 www.NASA.gov

  2. Brightest Object in Sky • Did you know that the Brightest object in the Gamma-ray sky is the plane of our Milky way Galaxy? www.NASA.gov

  3. DAVID THOMPSON SPEAKS • “Its not easy to understand it when your in the middle of it” says David Thompson of NASA Goddard. www.NASA.gov

  4. MAP OF THE SKY! www.NASA.gov

  5. PARTICLES • The Milky way Galaxy is filled with different types of particles and energy sources such as protons, electrons, electromagnetic radiation, magnetic fields, and so fourth. www.NASA.gov

  6. THE NAME • The name of the Milky way Galaxy derives (comes from Native Americans) from it’s appearance as a dim “milky” glowing band arching across the night sky, in which the unaided eye cannot distinguish individual stars. www.NASA.gov

  7. DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that the Milky way is a group of stars held together by gravitational force? Did you know that the Earth and the solar system is part of the milky way galaxy? Astronamy-for-kids-online.com

  8. THE WEBSITES I USED • wikipedia.org • NASA. Gov • Astronamy-for-kids-online.com • Planet Facts.org/milky way galaxy facts www.wikipedia.org

  9. FUN FACTS • The milky way contains a bulge, a disk, and a halo. • The bulge in the middle of the milky way galaxy contains old stars. • The disk in the in the milky way is said to be made of young stars dust and gas. • Somedwarf galaxies orbit the milky way. • The middle of the milky way can be located in the direction of Sagittarius. Planet Facts.org