In mathematics, a spiral is a curve which emanates from a central point, getting progressively farther away as it revolves around the point… Milky Way – our galaxy Milky Way has the form of a coil with many arms. The Milky Way is the galaxy we ourselves live in. Overall, it is a spiral galaxy like our neighbouring galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy. The Milky Way contains a total of approx. 200 billion stars. The spiral of life.