The Milky Way Galaxy (Also called Resplendence or Via Lactea) is a barred spiral galaxy located in the Local Group galactic neighborhood and is the second largest member of it. It is often referred to as the: "Galaxy of Origins." It is the home of three hundred and fifty billion stars, hundreds of billions of worlds, and countless lifeforms. It serves as the capital galaxy of the CoB and UFSS. It has hundreds of species living in it such as Humans, Delvans, Dotsk, and others.

Overview

The Milky Way Galaxy has had a profound effect on the wider the Local Universe outside of its borders. However, most of this influence comes from it's satellites, with only a relative few species coming from the Galaxy itself. Even so, the galaxy itself is very important, largely due to it's size. It is one of the largest galaxies in the local universe trailing behind Andromeda and a handful of others.

Despite the small number of

Another famous aspect of the galaxy is the sheer abundance of satellite galaxies in orbit around it, with a total of fifty-six smaller galaxies in gravitational resonance with it, each with their own respective worlds and species.

The Milky Way and her Satellites

The Milky Way, known by many other names by the various indigenous species, is an SBc class galaxy. The Milky part of its name is derived from its appearance as a dim glowing band arching across the night sky. The term "Milky Way" is a translation of the Latin via lactea, from the Greek γαλαξίας κύκλος (galaxías kýklos, "milky circle"). The name "Via Lactea" its still used by speakers of Romance languages to call the Milky Way, being an alternative name for this Galaxy even today. However the most common meaning of names given to it refer to it appearing as if liquid had been poured across the sky, hence why names like "Milky Way" have remained in many popular cultures.

The diameter of the Milky Way from end to end is roughly 126,000 light years. The Milky Way contains over 400 Billion stars, the majority of which have planetary systems. The Sol System is located within the Milky Way disk, about 27,000 light-years from the Galactic Center, on the inner edge of one of the spiral-shaped concentrations of gas and dust called the Orion Arm. At the center of the Milky Way there exists a supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A.

Galactic Geography

The Milky Way Galaxy is made up of level regions. They are as followed:

  • 1: Galactic Center
  • 2: Galactic Bar
  • 3: Long Bar
  • 4: Near 3kpc Arm
  • 5: Far 3kpc Arm.
  • 6: Sagittarius Arm
  • 7: Norma Arm
  • 8: Sactum-Centarus Arm
  • 9: Orion Spur
  • 10: Perseus Arm
  • 11: Outer Arm
  • 12: Great Galactic Cloud

Satellite Galaxies (Incomplete)

This section is incomplete, you can help by writing a galaxy , filling in information about an existing one, or adding one not listed.

The Milky Way has fifty-seven satellite galaxies in orbit around it. A portion of them are listed below:

Satellite Galaxies
Image Galaxy Name Native Species Important Planets Number of Stars
Scr00031.jpg Large Magellanic Cloud Ovod 11 Billion
SML.png Ventemir Galaxy Orcubor, Legionnaires, Atlins Lowa, Veritas, Ayomi, Mykhatsi 1.5 Billion
- Antila 2
Duoscr00057.jpg Fluorescence (Leo II) The Ravis, Glæns Alphos 41 Million
Youjo.jpg Youjo Galaxy (Crater II) - Ushio, Mamaraedo 24 Million
Duoscr00056.jpg Draco Dwarf 26 Million
- Canes Venatici
- Canis Major Dwarf
- Bootes III
Duoscr00055.jpg Sculptor 25 Million
- Sagittarius Dwarf
- Hercules
Fornax.png Fornax Galaxy Molkor, Ror Units Hathia, D'Naevium 250,000
- Eridanus II
Scr00002-1587488671.jpg Demantur Galaxy

(Sextans Dwarf)

12 Million
Sheol.jpg Sheol

(Carina Dwarf)

1 Million
Duoscr00059.jpg Leo I 18 Million
Duoscr00060.jpg Ursa Minor Dwarf 3.1 Million
- Evanescence (Leo T) 44 Million
- Aquarius II
Duoscr00061.jpg Bootes I 3.2 Million
- Canes Venatici II
- Leo IV
- Tucana IV
- Columba I
Duoscr00062.jpg Ursa Major II Dwarf 410,000
- Horologium I
- Segue II
Duoscr00063.jpg Ursa Major I Dwarf 68 Million
Sag dSph.jpg Ejeunor Galaxy Shevins Eydafrei


Darker quality image of Sagittarius A, taken by the Sagittarius probe.

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