Question by  newuser (49)

Why is it is called the "Milky Way."

It looks nothing like a candy bar.


Answer by  sabozeka (611)

Our solar system is located in the galaxy known as the milky way. The reason for the name is the galaaxy itself appears as a hazey band of light. This band of white light extends through out the whole solar system.


Answer by  Prajeesh (369)

Galaxy is called Milky way because there was a saying that this is made up of drops of breast milk of Greek Goddess. Another saying is that Gala means has band of stars in the night sky that make up the Milky Way. With all the light from countless stars coming together, it's almost a cloudy or milky appearance.

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