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Ten Amazing Facts About The Milky Way Galaxy

If you think about it, it’s amazing enough that we reside in a solar system within a galaxy that is spinning around a black hole.  The sheer enormity of this galaxy is astonishing on its own.  But I bet there were some things about our galaxy that you didn’t know:  How many possible intelligent alien civilizations could be out there?  What is The Great Attractor?  And how about that raspberry smelling gas cloud?  Yes, there are some very curious details about our galaxy that not a lot of people know.  So let’s get into the Ten Most Amazing Facts About The Milky Way Galaxy:


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The Drake Equation is used to estimate how many possible intelligent societies could reside in our Milky Way. Using this equation it is believed that up to 15,785 alien societies could be existing in our galaxy.

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———————————- sources:  10) NASA Center for Astrophysics; 9) NASA Encyclopedia Britannica, Daily Galaxy; 8) Slate, BBC; 7) National Geographic, Space.com; 6) Space Today, National Geographic, NASA; 5) Universe Today, Space.com; 4) Daily Galaxy; 3) Astrobiology Magazine; 2) BBC The Guardian; 1) BBC, Space.com

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