The Milky Way
Planet Earth and, in fact, the entire solar system, is a part of the universe known as the Milky Way Galaxy. In this BrainPOP UK movie, Tim and Moby bring you fun facts about the huge clump of stars that looks just like spilt milk! In this animated, educational movie find out just how many stars there are in the Milky Way, as well as what exactly makes up a barred spiral galaxy like ours. You’ll discover the orion arm – where Earth is located within the galaxy. Plus, find out how long it would take for us to orbit around the galaxy’s centre — where astronomers think something mysterious might be lurking! Could it be a secret stash of Milky Ways?