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Milky Way

The milky way is the galaxy that contains our solar system. this name derives from its appearance as a dim "milky" glowing band arching across the night sky, in which the naked eye cannot distinguish individual stars. the term "milky way" is a translation of the classical latin via lactea, from the hellenistic greek γαλαξίας κύκλος (pr. galaxías kýklos, "milky circle"). the milky way appears like a band because it is a disk-shaped structure being viewed from inside.