The Solar System

Where is the solar system located?
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  1. Our solar system is located an estimated 28,000 light-years from the center of the Milky Way galaxy and 20 light-years above the galaxy's equatorial plane. We're just one star system in the galaxy's Orion spiral arm, and our sun is just one of roughly hundreds of billions of stars in the entire Milky Way. And, our galaxy is just one of 100 and 200 billion galaxies in the universe, all 13.7 billion years removed from the big bang.

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