Milky Way

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Etymology[edit]

A calque of Latin Via Lactea.

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Milky Way

  1. (astronomy) The Milky Way Galaxy, the galaxy in which Earth is located; extension of the night sky phenomenon.
  2. (astronomy) A broad band of diffuse white light, visible in the night sky; our view of the dense portions of the Milky Way Galaxy from inside the galaxy.

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