The Milky Way

Find out more about Astronomy then share your thoughts to earn a new badge!

These photographs show our beautiful galaxy The Milky Way in its full glory from right here on Earth. Our galaxy is a spiral galaxy with a black hole at the centre. Black holes are curious things because we don’t know all that much about them - yet. Maybe you could be the scientist to learn and explain how they work one day.

Find Out More: To find out more about our galaxy the Milky Way as well as black holes take a look here -

Share your science!
All you need to do to win your bronze badge is:
  • Tell us which of these images is your favourite and why?
  • Include three scientific facts in your answer.
  • Tell us if you were going to take a photograph like these, what would you do differently? What else would you try to capture?

The best comments will earn a new Bronze badge from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Remember, answers should be all your own words! Anything copied from other websites will not be counted.

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