Student Research Pages - The Milky Way
All the stars you see live in the same galaxy as us - the Milky Way, which contains between 200 and 400 billion stars!
There are plenty of different kinds of galaxies in outer space. What kind is the Milky Way? A spiral galaxy. Ever notice a thick "milky" stream of stars running through the night sky? That's part of a spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy.