HyperDic: milky_way

English > 1 sense of the expression Milky Way:
NOUNobjectMilky Way, Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way Systemthe galaxy containing the solar system
English > Milky Way: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningThe galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky.
SynonymsMilky Way Galaxy, Milky Way System
MembersSouthern Cross, Crux, Crux AustralisA small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus
PartsheliosphereThe region inside the heliopause containing the sun and solar system
Broadergalaxy, extragalactic nebula(astronomy) a collection of star systems
SpanishVia Láctea, vía láctea, Vía Láctea
CatalanVia Láctea, Via Làctia

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