Gas giants, planets, meteorites, the universe is littered with all sorts of mindblowing celestial objects and a number of them are yet to be discovered. The structure of outer space is usually misunderstood and I’m going to clarify the basic knowledge a person should be aware of about the space beyond our vision.
Let’s commence with the Solar System, it incorporates celestial objects such as the 8 giant known planets, different dwarf planets, and other objects such as meteorites that are clutched within the gravitational bounds of our sun.
Then comes Galaxies, the top of a Cinnabon looking like spiral gas clouds we see in astronomical pictures are labeled as galaxies that contain stars, planets, dust, and dark matter. The galaxy which accommodates our solar system is known as the Milky Way which was named by ancient Greeks as the galaxy has a light hazy outlook almost similar to the colour of milk and this became a way of describing it. The core of the Milky Way positions a black hole which will be discussed in later posts. If you visit the darkest regions on our planet Earth, for example over Chile’s La Silla Observatory, you will be able to observe a film of stars veiled by gas and dust, which represents a portion of the milky way visible to the human eye from Earth.
And finally, the Universe. The universe is pretty much everything, all the matter we are able and unable to visualise and touch come under the Universe. In short, the Universe brought space, time, and all the contents in it, such as the galaxies, planets, stars, etc, into existence and is endless with no boundaries.