What is a Galaxy?

What is a Galaxy?

The short and easy answer to this question is that a galaxy is a huge collection of gas, dust, and billions of stars and their solar systems, all held together by gravity. We live in a galaxy called the Milky Way. But there is so much more to know about these grand and glorious star islands in space!

A galaxy is a vast island of stars in an ocean of space. Galaxies are typically separated from one another by huge distances measured in millions of light-years. Galaxies are sometimes said to be the building blocks of our universe. Their distribution isn’t random, as one might suppose: galaxies are strung out along unimaginably long filaments across the universe, a cosmic web of star cities.

A galaxy can contain hundreds of billions of stars and be many thousands of light-years across. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is around 100,000 light-years in diameter. That’s about 587,900 trillion miles, nearly a million trillion kilometers. 

Currently we live on Earth, we are a planet that is in our solar system. Our solar system consists of eight planets and their moons which are in orbit with the sun. Along with the planets and moons, there are other, smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteors and comets. The solar system is bound by gravity and is only a small section in our galaxy. At the middle of our galaxy, the Milky Way, there is a supermassive black hole. 

The galaxy is so beautiful, when you look up at the stars at night, those are actually other stars in the Milky Way. A star is a luminous spheroid of plasma that is held together by gravity. The closest and visible star to us is our sun, which we can see everyday. If it is really dark outside, far away from any lights and cities, you can see a wide variety of stars in the galaxy, and even the dust particles that the Milky Way holds.

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Our galaxy projectors were created with the vast and colorful universe in mind. With the 10 color combinations and 21 fantastic lighting modes, our product captures the beauty of the galaxy and allows you to experience it in your home. We have a wide variety of products that capture different aspects of the galaxy from the stars, moon, and constellations. We also  have products that display the galaxy as a whole, there is a galaxy atmosphere lamp, galaxy lamp, galaxy projector 2.0, a galaxy starlight projector and so many more. The galaxy is a beautiful thing and with our products we try our best to capture the beauty, elegance, and awe of a real galaxy. Click the button below and enjoy the beauty of our galaxy within the comfort of your own home!