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Milky Way a faint band of light crossing the sky, clearly visible on dark moonless nights and discovered by Galileo to be made up of vast numbers of faint stars. It corresponds to the plane of our Galaxy, in which most of its stars are located.

The Milky Way was sometimes named from famous pilgrimage routes; as Walsingham Way and the Way of St James (the road to Santiago de Compostela).

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Milky Way

Milky Way Faint band of light visible on clear dark nights encircling the sky along the line of the galactic equator. It is the combined light of an enormous number of stars, in places obscured by clouds of interstellar gas and dust. It is in fact the disc of our galaxy, viewed from our vantage point within it.

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Milky Way

Milk·y Way a faint band of light crossing the sky, made up of vast numbers of faint stars. It corresponds to the plane of our Galaxy, in which most of its stars are located. ∎  the galaxy in which our sun is located.

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Milky Way Candy bar developed by Frank Mars in Minneapolis‐St Paul, 1923.

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