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    Compare the solar system with the Milky Way Galaxy. (They are very different, but the terms are often confused.) What are two similarities and two differences in their structure?

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    The motion of stars in the galaxy and the motion of planets in the solar system are governed by gravitational fields, with any other influences extremely negligible.

    Since the Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, both the Milky Way and the Solar System have special planes:
    the Galactic plane and the ...

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    The expert compares the solar system with the Milky Way Galaxy. Two similarities and differences in the structure is determined.