Posts Tagged ‘milky way’
If you don’t live by the bright lights of the city and can see the fuzzy arch of the Milky Way Galaxy overhead at night, you’ll have a chance to gaze upon the Galactic Center itself! The Galactic Center is the point around which the rest of our galaxy rotates. You can find it if you look in the direction of the constellations Sagittarius, Scorpius, and Ophiuchus where the Milky Way looks the brightest.
This is one of those things that’s hard to get your head around. Imagine a collision between two objects whose size is measured in light years! Despite the fact that the universe is vast – approximately 93 billion light years across, galaxies still manage to run into one another.