Galactic Scrapbook

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by Phuongthy
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Subject:
Astronomy
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Galactic Scrapbook

SaturnSaturn is the 6th planet from the sun, and has the most spectacular ring system. Saturn is a gas giant, made up of mostly hydrogen and helium, with no solid surface. Although Saturn probably cannot support life, some of its 53 moons that may.

The Planets

Stars

JupiterJupiter is the 5th planet from the Sun and is the largest planet in the solar system. It is a gas giant with 50 known moons. Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a storm larger that Earth that has been going on for hundreds of years.

SiriusSirius is a white dwarf, and is the brightest star in Earth's sky. Known as the Dog Star, Sirius can be found using the belt of Orion. The three stars point downward toward Sirius to the left.

Moons

SunThe Sun is a G2V type star, a yellow dwarf, and a main sequence star. The star is the center of the solar system, and is a ball of hydrogen and helium held together by its gravity. The Sun is what makes life possible on Earth.

TitanTitan is Saturn's biggest moon, and is the second largest in the solar system. Titan has a thick atmosphere that only certain probes and telescopes can see through, and seas of liquid methane named after mythical sea creatures. Because of the methane seas, Titan has been called the most Earthlike world in the solar system.

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IoIo is Jupiter's 3rd largest moon and is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Io has a thin atmosphere and no water. Io may also have an iron core, giving it its own magnetic field. Io was discovered by Galileo Galilei.

Nebulae

OrionOrion Nebula is a cloud of dust and gas 1300 lightyears from Earth. It is 30-40 lightyears in diameter and is giving birth to thousand of stars. You can locate Orion's Nebula from Earth by first looking for Orion constellation. You can find the nubula halfway down Orion's sword, a curved line of 3 stars.

ButterflyThe Butterfly Nebula is also known as NGC 6302. The "butterfly wings" is really gas heated up to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit and the gas is going through space at 600,000 miiles per hour. The center is a dying star 5 times the mass of the Sun. The nebula stretches for more than 2 lightyears.

Comet

Halley's CometHalley's Comet was named after Edmond Halley. Halley's Comet can be seen from Earth every 76 years on average. It was the first comet to have its return predicted. The comet is made up of gases, ice, rock, and dust

Black Hole

Sagittarius A*Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) is 26,000 lightyears from Earth, 14 million miles across, and has a lower mass limit of 40,000 Suns. Like all black holes, it has such a strong gravitational pull that not even light can escape it. It will try to suck up anything that goes near it, yet the area around it is a good place for new stars to form.


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