from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The galaxy containing the solar system, visible as a broad band of faint light in the night sky.
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- proper n. The Milky Way Galaxy, the galaxy in which Earth is located; extension of the night sky phenomenon.
- proper n. A broad band of diffuse white light, visible in the night sky; our view of the dense portions of the Milky Way Galaxy from inside the galaxy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See Galaxy, 1.
- n. See Galaxy, 1.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The Galaxy. See Galaxy, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky
I'll go later on this afternoon as www. lesliefieger.com/articles/grain_of_sand we call the Milky Way, easily visible on a ...
The Milky Way was a band of white fluorescence (now brighter, now darker) lit by flaring, dying stars.
It was white as cream, for when Hebê spilt some of it, the white arch of heaven, called the Milky Way, was made.
The latter, which we generally term the Milky Way, is composed of nebulous stars, averaging from the tenth to the eleventh degree of magnitude, * but appearing, when considered individually, of very different magnitudes, while isolated starry clusters (starry swarms) almost always exhibit throughout a character of great uniformity in magnitude and brilliancy.
A ring of such blocks formed, which we now call the Milky Way, as well as a number of solar systems among which was our own, but with many more planets than currently exist.
For decades, astronomers thought when it came to the major galaxies in Earth's cosmic neighborhood, our Milky Way was a weak sister to the larger Andromeda.
For decades, astronomers thought when it came to the major galaxies in Earth's cosmic neighbourhood, our Milky Way was a weak sister to the larger Andromeda.
For decades, astronomers thought when it came to the major galaxies in Earthâ€ ™ s cosmic neighborhood, our Milky Way was a weak sister to the larger Andromeda.
The Milky Way is a galaxy which formed perhaps a couple billion years after the Big Bang.
It lies within a galaxy the size of the Milky Way, which is 12. 8billion light-years from