Milky way galaxy is around 12.8 billion years old.
Milky Way is a barred spiral-shaped galaxy with a diameter of approximately 150,000 light-years.
The thickness of Milky Way is approximately 10,000 light-years.
It looks like a disc shaped, because of its low thickness.
Milky Way Galaxy is part of a group of galaxies called the Local Group.
The Local Group contains 50 galaxies including Milky Way, Andromeda (our neighbor galaxy), and other larger and smaller galaxies.
The mass of the milky way is 1500,000,000,000 times the mass of the sun.
The center of the milky way is called the galactic center.
There is a black hole in the galactic center called Sagittarius A*.
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