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  1. Lecture 1: Introduction to Cosmology Astronomy 5: The Formation and Evolution of the Universe Sandra M. Faber Spring Quarter 2007 UC Santa Cruz

  2. The Andromeda galaxy: big sister of our Milky Way 2 million light years away 60,000 light years across x

  3. The Andromeda galaxy: big sister of our Milky Way 2 million light years away 60,000 light years across

  4. Andromeda is composed of billions of stars

  5. Spirals are flattened, rotating disks seen at various inclinations

  6. Spirals are flattened, rotating disks seen at various inclinations

  7. Spirals are flattened, rotating disks seen at various inclinations

  8. Our Milky Way is a spiral. We live in its disk. x

  9. The Milky Way as seen at dark sites

  10. The constellation Orion against the backdrop of the Milky Way -- a sense of scale

  11. The constellation Orion against the backdrop of the Milky Way -- a sense of scale

  12. The Orion nebula imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope

  13. A major recent discovery: color bimodality

  14. A major recent discovery: color bimodality

  15. A major recent discovery: color bimodality

  16. A major recent discovery: color bimodality

  17. A major recent discovery: color bimodality

  18. A major recent discovery: color bimodality

  19. A major recent discovery: color bimodality

  20. A major recent discovery: color bimodality

  21. A major recent discovery: color bimodality

  22. A major recent discovery: color bimodality