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    Milky Way Research Paper

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    least one hundred billion galaxies in the observable universe. The first galaxies formed around 13.5 billion years ago after the big bang and the dark ages. NASA states that, “After the Big Bang, the Universe was composed of radiation and subatomic particles.” There are two theories about what happened next. The first theory is that small particles slowly team up and gradually form stars, star clusters, and eventually galaxies. The second theory states that the universe first organize as immense clumps of matter that later subdivided into galaxies. Milky Way The most known galaxy is the Milky Way which is our home galaxy. The name “Milky Way” comes from the strip of light that is seen on very dark nights. It is part of a group of about 50 galaxies called the Local Group. “The Milky Way galaxy is about 80,000 to 100,000 light years in diameter, about 250,000 to 300,000 light years in circumference and outside the galactic core about 1,000 light years in thickness.” The Milky Way has hundreds of billions of stars and according to NASA, astronomers conclude that the center of the Milky Way is a supermassive black hole.…

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    Exoplanet Research Paper

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    I would like to gain knowledge regarding galaxies, black holes, and exoplanets. A galaxy is a system that contains millions of stars, gas and dust held together by gravitational attraction. A black hole is a place in space where the gravitational force is immense, making the escape of matter and radiation impossible. An exoplanet is a planet that orbits a star, other than the sun, beyond our solar system. By choosing these targets, I wish to learn about how the first galaxies were formed, why…

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    Normal sized galaxies; such as the Milky Way galaxy, can contain an estimated 400 billion stars. In someone’s mind who knows nothing about Astronomy, they think that the larger the amount of stars, the more crowded the galaxy is. The truth is, that stars and planets are so far apart, the chances of them colliding with each other are small. That…

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    Our Galactic Universe

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    Rebecca McKenney Frontiers of Astronomy Mrs. Alburg 26 April 2017 Our Galactic Universe 1. Galaxies can be as large as a few thousand to several hundreds of thousands of light years across. 2. Astronomers, at the time this was released, believe that there are over a hundred billion galaxies in the universe. 3. It is estimated that a light year is 5.88 trillion miles. 4. Galaxies come in three different main type shapes. There are spiral, elliptical, and irregular. 5. Spiral galaxies…

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    The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, which looks like a pinwheel. At times, people can look up to the sky and see the faint band of light, the glow of stars in the galaxy’s disk, which gave the Milky Way its name. The galaxy is of an average size, 100,000 light-years across and 1,000 light-years deep. It contains about 500 billion stars and many planets. The center of the galaxy contains a supermassive black hole, which is the cause of our galaxies spiral space. Within the galaxy, there are…

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    Dark Matter Research Paper

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    The universe is filled with a vast amount of galaxies of various shapes and sizes. A galaxy is defined as a system of millions or billions of stars with gas and dust held together by gravitational attraction. There are several types of galaxy types: elliptical, spiral and irregular. Spiral galaxies are galaxies which usually have a large mass in the middle with arms branching off of it containing stars and star systems (Swinburne University of Technology, n.d.). All of the objects orbiting the…

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    Seyfert Galaxies

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    of the radiation emitted from a "normal" galaxy is in the form of visible light, like that of the radiation of ordinary stars, AGNs are prominent across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Thus, astronomers needed to look beyond the visual regime to see their full potential. Recent technological advancements, such as satellite deployment, have enabled astronomers to explore energies once unattainable. In addition to the showing in a wide range of energies, AGNs also change in brightness on time…

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    Stars Vs Low Mass Stars

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    Stars are complex and giant balls of matter that have many things to understand about. Stars are born of gas and dust and have a life cycle based on their original mass. All stars start out in their main sequence, but the first difference between the mass of stars is when they stop producing energy. The low-mass stars become giant, and the high-mass stars become super giant. For low-mass, the star then becomes a planetary nebula, then finally a white dwarf. High-mass stars become a supernova, a…

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    Ngc 584 Research Paper

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    NGC 584 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Cetus. The galaxy was discovered on 10 September 1785 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel. Number 20 in the Herschel 400 list is NGC 584. NGC 584 is a moderately large and bright elliptical galaxy in Cetus. In an 18 inch telescope it appears as an elongated patch of light with a bright center. The two bright galaxies either side of NGC 584 are the 13.2 magnitude NGC 582; (left) and the 15.2 magnitude PGC 1028168. (Right). While…

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    see black holes if the suck in light?’’ has been asked by a lot of people for many years, this question can be answered with a very simple answer, we use specialist equipment to detect the effects of a black hole these range from swirling gas called ‘matter swirling’ to hole star being rotated around a fixed point of gravity also known as black hole. This movement generated heat which intern emits EM waves which re detected by special instruments called ‘’black hole hunters’’. An instrument…

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