# How many suns are in the Milky Way?

250 billion ± 150 billion

### Thereof, how many suns are there in our own Milky Way galaxy?

50 billion suns

Furthermore, are all the stars Suns? The Short Answer: Our Sun is an average sized star: there are smaller stars and larger stars, even up to 100 times larger. Many other solar systems have multiple suns, while ours just has one.

### Likewise, people ask, how many suns are in the galaxy?

That’s just how many we’ve found so far. There are likely to be many more planetary systems out there waiting to be discovered! Our Sun is just one of about 200 billion stars in our galaxy. That gives scientists plenty of places to hunt for exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system.

### Is there only one sun?

Yes, there is only one sun and we call it SOL, and our sun which is, by the way, is a star and not the only one. So yes there is only one sun or the sol which is a star but there are many many other stars like the sun out there.

### How big is the universe?

The proper distance—the distance as would be measured at a specific time, including the present—between Earth and the edge of the observable universe is 46 billion light-years (14 billion parsecs), making the diameter of the observable universe about 93 billion light-years (28 billion parsecs) (28 billion parsecs).

### How many galaxies are they?

100 billion galaxies

### What is Earth’s galaxy called?

Earth is in the second largest galaxy of the Local Group – a galaxy called the Milky Way. The Milky Way is a large spiral galaxy. Earth is located in one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way (called the Orion Arm) which lies about two-thirds of the way out from the centre of the Galaxy.

### What is dark matter made of?

Dark matter can refer to any substance which interacts predominantly via gravity with visible matter (e.g., stars and planets) (e.g., stars and planets). Hence in principle it need not be composed of a new type of fundamental particle but could, at least in part, be made up of standard baryonic matter, such as protons or neutrons.

### Is there dark matter in the Milky Way?

Milky Way dark matter halo The dark matter density drops off with distance from the galactic centre. It is now believed that about 95 percent of the Galaxy is composed of dark matter, a type of matter that does not seem to interact with the rest of the Galaxy’s matter and energy in any way except through gravity.

### Is our galaxy moving?

The Milky Way does not sit still, but is constantly rotating. As such, the arms are moving through space. The sun and the solar system travel with them. The solar system travels at an average speed of 515,000 mph (828,000 km/h).

### What defines a galaxy?

A galaxy is a huge collection of gas, dust, and billions of stars and their solar systems. A galaxy is held together by gravity. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, also has a supermassive black hole in the middle. Some scientists think there could be as many as one hundred billion galaxies in the universe.

### How old is the universe?

13.772 billion years

### How many Earths are there?

On November 4, 2013, astronomers reported, based on Kepler space mission data, that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of Sun-like stars and red dwarf stars within the Milky Way galaxy.

### What is beyond the Milky Way?

Scientists have long been unable to find exoplanets—planets outside the solar system—beyond the confines of the Milky Way. After all, our galaxy is a warped disc about a hundred thousand light-years across and a thousand light-years thick, so it’s incredibly difficult to see beyond that.

### What is at the centre of our galaxy?

At its centre, surrounded by 200-400 billion stars and undetectable to the human eye and by direct measurements, lies a supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A*, or Sgr A* for short. The Milky Way has the shape of a spiral and rotates around its centre, with long curling arms surrounding a slightly bulging disc.

### What planets are in the Milky Way?

Mercury. Venus. Earth. Mars. Jupiter. Saturn. Uranus. Neptune.

### How many suns are there in the whole universe?

For many years scientists have studied our own solar system. But until the last few years, we knew of no other solar systems. This may seem surprising, as the Sun is one of about 200 billion stars (or perhaps more) just in the Milky Way galaxy alone.

### How many known planets are there?

As of mid-March 2018, Kepler has discovered 2,342 confirmed exoplanets and revealed the existence of perhaps 2,245 others. The total number of planets discovered by all observatories is 3,706.