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The Milky Way

This week's Trivia: The Milky Way

No, not the Mars candy bar! We're talking the huge, ever encompassing cloud of sparkly mush that is our beloved galaxy. Brought to you by crew member Tracy.
Earn 50 J!NX EXP if you correctly answer at least 4 questions on the quiz!
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Who first observed and noted that the Milky Way is actually a tight cluster of stars (too densely packed to see with the naked eye) rather than mere nebula?


Approximately how many stars can we account for in the Milky Way?


As a basic structure, what does the Milky Way most closely resemble shape-wise?


What is the "Galactic Center" in relation to the Milky Way?


The name "Milky Way" is a translation for the Latin term "via lactea" which translates most closely to what?


In which of the spiral arms of the galaxy is our own solar system located?


With what galaxy is our own galaxy predicted to collide with in approximately 4 billion years, eventually producing one super massive elliptical galaxy?


What does a globular cluster (also referred to as "globulars") consist of in our galaxy?


In Greek mythology, what is the Milky Way analogous to?


Is the Milky Way visible through the naked eye?