How many  Planets are in  the Milky Way?

Our Sun (a star) and all the planets around it are part of a galaxy known as the Milky Way Galaxy.

A galaxy is a large group of stars, gas, and dust bound together by gravity.

The Milky Way is a large barred spiral galaxy.

Astronomers have discovered 5,502 planets around other stars (known as exoplanets) in the Milky Way.

Add in the eight in our solar system (not nine, sorry Pluto), and that gives us a total of 5,510 known planets, all located in our own galaxy.

Counting planets is a hard task, though, and astronomers are certain there are many more out there we haven't found yet.

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