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Beyond The Solar System (Unit 1: Objects in Space)
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Millions or billions of stars, dust, and gas, held together by gravity
Spiral, Elliptical, and Irregular
Our galaxy's name:
The Milky Way
The reason for our galaxy's name:
It looks like a hazy, cloudy band across the sky.
The shape of our galaxy:
Our closest neighboring galaxy:
The approximate distance to our closest neighboring galaxy:
2.5 million light years
The explosive death of a very large star
The brightness of a supernova:
Billions of Suns
The number of supernova visible to the naked eye in the last 500 years:
A cloud of dust and gas floating in space
The important thing about nebulae (plural of nebula):
They can turn into stars and planetary systems.
An area of such intense gravity that not even light can escape.
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