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Stars in the Universe Module A Chapter 1 Grade 6 Scientists measure the distance to stars in… light-years Light travels from the sun to Earth in about… 8 minutes The hottest stars are… blue The sun is a… mid-life star & is the closest star to Earth Stars are found in groups called…

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Stars in the Universe

Module A

Chapter 1

Grade 6





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The sun is a…

  • mid-life star

  • & is the closest star to Earth



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Elliptical Galaxy

  • Shaped like sphere that is stretched out at ends


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Spiral Galaxy

  • Sweeping arms extending from a densely packed center

  • The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy


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Irregular Galaxy

  • Contains many young stars

  • Generally the smallest of the 3 galaxies


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Earth is a planet in our solar system. The solar system is on one of arms of a spiral galaxy called the Milky Way. The Milky Way is in a group of galaxies called the Local Group. This group is part of the universe.

Universe


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Stars begin to form when… on one of arms of a spiral galaxy called the Milky Way. The Milky Way is in a group of galaxies called the Local Group. This group is part of the universe.

  • hydrogen & dust are pulled into a ball by gravity


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The energy inside a star that results in visible light is produced by..

nuclear fusion

Two atoms fuse together by the process of…

nuclear fusion




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Concept Map produced by..


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This page was copied from produced by..Nick Strobel's Astronomy Notes. Go to his site at www.astronomynotes.com for the updated and corrected version.


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