Our Galaxy, the Milky Way, contains some 200 to 400
billion stars, makes one revolution every 250,000 years and is approximately 16
billion years old. Our Solar System lives on the outer fringes of a
IF you were to travel at
the speed of light (186,287 miles per second)
- (you could circle the earth at the equator 7.5
times in 1 second at that speed),
- it would
take 100,000 years to get to the other side of the galaxy.
Better take a sack lunch.