Exploring the Milky Way - The View From Within

The Milky Way galaxy is populated by a few hundred billion stars. Stars like those that make up 61 Cygni orbit each other about a common center of mass. Such stars are called binary stars.

Over half of the stars you see in the night sky are binary stars that are part of a double or multiple star system. They can't be seen as individual stars because they are too far away from us and too close to each other.

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Exploring the Milky Way Home

The Milky Way - The View From Within (Beginning)

The Milky Way - The View From Afar (Beginning)


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