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filled-in circles on the balloon. The circles represent galaxies. 2.Pick four of the circles around the balloon and label these A, B, C, and D. 3.Hypothesize what will happen to the distances between the labeled circles when you blow up the balloon ¼ full, ½ full, and ¾ full. Record your hypotheses in the Hypothesis section of your lab report. 4.Measure the starting distances, in inches or centimeters, between each of the labeled galaxies. Record the measurements in a data chart and include...

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Describe how galaxies are formed. The universe is made of clusters of galaxies, and clusters of clusters of galaxies, called super clusters. Galaxies are comprised of tens of millions of stars. Between the stars, there are interstellar clouds of gas and dust. The smallest galaxies are called dwarfs while the largest are called giants. Our Milky Way Galaxy is one of three large galaxies in the Local Group of Galaxies. The other large galaxies are the Andromeda Galaxy, and Messier 33, also in the...

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Galaxy and Dense Gas Passes

MAIN SEQUENCE 5. Although Copernicus' model of the solar system correctly placed the sun at the center, it still provided inaccurate predictions because it maintained that the planets' orbits were _________. CIRCULAR  HTML Editor 6. A spiral galaxy like the Milky Way has three major components: the disk, the bulge, and the _________. HALO 7. The more massive a white dwarf is, the (larger/smaller) _________ its diameter will be. SMALLER 8. The strength of an object’s gravitational pull...

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Heat from Starbursts Influence Galaxy Evolution

Article Title: “Heat from starbursts influence galaxy evolution” Source: Hubble ESA, Garching, Germany, 5 April 2013 URL: http://www.astronomy.com/News-Observing/News/2013/04/Heat%20from%20starbursts%20influences%20galaxy%20evolution.aspx Starbursts, literally meaning energetic “bursts of star” formation, have been found to change how the galaxy evolves as well as how matter and energy are dispersed throughout the universe. An international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space...

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Characterizing The Most Extreme Emission Line Galaxies

Characterizing the Most Extreme Emission Line Galaxies Spring 2014 UROP Proposal Ian Jaeger Background During the first 379,000 years (redshift z = 1089) after the Big Bang, the matter of the universe consisted primarily of free protons, electrons and photons. After the matter had cooled and spread out, these particles combined to form hydrogen and allowed the photons to freely travel without interacting with free electrons, forming what we know of today as the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)...

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Galaxy and Big Bang

that galaxies are moving farther away. This was in our lab (electromagnetic spectrum and the Doppler affect). In this lab Mr. Cousino drove by us in the car and the car horn got quieter as it drove away. This shows us red shift because he is moving away from us and the wavelengths are being compressed together in front of his car and are longer behind his car. This is how all the matter and energy in our universe comes from the big bang. The sun is located within the Milky Way galaxy in the...

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The Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy Introduction/Abstract The Andromeda galaxy is the closest full size galaxy to the Milky Way because of this it is known as our nearest galactic neighbor. The Andromeda Galaxy is also the only galaxy visible to the naked eye in the Northern Hemisphere. At 2.9 million light-years from Earth, Andromeda is also the farthest object that can be seen from Earth. Andromeda is not only known as our closest neighbor but scientists also refer to Andromeda and the Milky Way as sister...

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Why Is The Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 Million Light Years Away?

The Andromeda galaxy, 2.5 million light years away. It’s racing through space, everything blown apart, like shrapnel in an explosion because our universe is expanding with an ever accelerating pace; hence every element of it is going away from its neighbors. We are seeing this galaxy as it was when our ape like ancestors first walked on the African plains. Further through space and further back in time. There is order in this chaos, a perfect pattern formation behind the infinite variety, an endless...

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The Incomprehensibleness of the Universe

cosmological constant in his General Theory of Relativity. At this time, we didnt even know that there are galaxies out there! What we know was that apart from our sun and planets, there are millions of stars everywhere and many nebula, which were considered as gaseous clouds. Even the best telescopes of the time couldnt reveal that many of the gaseous clouds were infect group of stars galaxies contains million of stars. It is very surprising to me that while formulating General Theory of Relativity...

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Midterm Study Guide

observe and study the movements in space from our own planet in order to further our understanding of the universe. Through astronomy, we hoped to find the many mysteries and properties of the world. Astronomy is the study of moons, planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, their many features and properties, and situations that happens outside of Earth. The study was dated back to the times of the Egyptians, however their beliefs in God prevented them from further looking into the universe, because to them...

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