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Spinning Milky Way

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★ The Milky Way is spinning at a rate of 225 kilometers per second.

★ In addition, the galaxy is travelling through space at the rate of 305 kilometers per second. 

★ This means that we are traveling at a total speed of 530 kilometers (330 miles) per second. 

★ That means that in one minute you are about 19 thousand kilometers away from where you were. 

★ Scientists do not all agree on the speed with which the Milky Way is travelling – estimates range from 130 – 1,000 km/s.

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