The Short Answer: A galaxy is a huge collection of gas, dust, and billions of stars and their solar systems, all held together by gravity. We live on a planet called Earth that is part of our solar system. But where is our solar system? It's a small part of the Milky Way Galaxy.
So, how many solar systems are in the Milky Way galaxy?
So far, astronomers have found more than 500 solar systems and are discovering new ones every year. Given how many they have found in our own neighborhood of the Milky Way galaxy, scientists estimate that there may be tens of billions of solar systems in our galaxy, perhaps even as many as 100 billion.
One may also ask, where is the earth in the universe?
Earth is the third planet from the Sun with an approximate distance of 149.6 million kilometres (93.0 million miles), and is traveling nearly 1.6 million kilometres per hour (1 million miles per hour) through outer space.
Where is the sun in the Milky Way?
What are the 4 types of galaxies?
There are four main categories of galaxies: elliptical, spiral, barred spiral, and irregular.