STScI / NASA
a dark clear night, the sky looks quiet
and peaceful. The stars appear as little
pinpoints of light on a cold, black canvas.
It may surprise you that the Sun is also
a star. Indeed, the Sun is only one of
over 100 billion stars in our galaxy, the
Milky Way. It’s awe inspiring to
think that each one of those little points
is a star like our Sun, and many of those
stars have planets that orbit them.
Place in Space
Explore the Milky
Way in this interactive. Can you find
||Near & Far
objects in order from closest to farthest