Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

Day 7 - December 6

Space Project 2000 - Day 7 - Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

Yesterday, the crew worked hard during the second Extravehicular Activity (EVA); therefore, today they are resting a little and doing routine tasks.

Questions / Answers

Also available: The list of all questions of the Space 2000 Project

Mission: Sun Contest

Question:

How many stars are there in the Milky Way?

Answer :

Between 200 and 400 billion (B) stars. That includes the Sun, a yellow dwarf star located approximately 26,000 light-years from the centre of the galaxy, towards Sagittarius. Find a map of the constellations in the night sky, or check out the Milky Way illustration on this site.