Day 5 – The Milky Way

Imagine if our world had a diary and on the interesting days, someone pulled out a big book and wrote about it.

the bookDay 5.
It’s somehow comforting to think we have neighbours, perhaps lots of them, in our ‘city’ in the Universe, where there are between 200 and 400 million suns much like ours in town.

After an unimaginable time span of 1,800 million years since the ‘Big Bang’ stars in this area ignite forming the Milky Way, our home galaxy.

A discrepancy of 200 million stars is a tad less than accurate, but you can’t just count them.
The main problem is that our solar system is a fair way out of town, on one of the big avenues (the Orion–Cygnus arm) and there are three others just as big. (Actually we are not right on the avenue, more like a side street off one of the main avenues.)
Continue reading Day 5 – The Milky Way