Educator Resources for Milky Way

Our home in the universe is the Milky Way galaxy. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby spout off fun facts about the huge clump of stars that Earth and the rest of the solar system is a part of! Find out just how many stars there are in the Milky Way (hint: it’s a LOT!) as well as what exactly makes up a galaxy like ours. You’ll discover what the Milky Way looks like from afar and why it looks like a big milky blob from Earth. You can also see where we’re located in the galaxy and how long it would take for us to orbit around the galaxy’s center — where astronomers think something mysterious might be lurking!

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