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Galaxies

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Straight forward explanations with images illustrating different galaxies.

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Galaxies - Celestial Objects on Sea and Sky

Galaxies - Celestial Objects on Sea and Sky | 6th Grade Astronomy | Scoop.it
Galaxies are defined as large groupings of stars, dust, and gas held together by gravity. They vary greatly in size and shape. Most of the objects we know of in space are contained within galaxies.
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Understand more about the different types of galaxies.

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GALAXIES — FactMonster.com

A galaxy is a vast collection of stars, gas, and dust spinning in space and held together by gravity. All the stars in the sky belong to our own galax
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STARS — FactMonster.com

Like our Sun, stars are massive globes of intensely hot gas. They produce huge amounts of energy, which is given off as heat and light. The bright sta
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Smallest Exoplanets Found—Each Tinier Than Earth

Smallest Exoplanets Found—Each Tinier Than Earth | 6th Grade Astronomy | Scoop.it
Three new planets found outside our solar system are each tinier than Earth, astronomers announced today.
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The Hubble Heritage Project Website

The Hubble Heritage Project Website | 6th Grade Astronomy | Scoop.it
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Want to see some really great pictures taken in space??  Look no further. See what the Hubble Telescope is up to!

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Galaxies, Galaxy Information, Galaxy Facts, News, Photos -- National Geographic

Galaxies, Galaxy Information, Galaxy Facts, News, Photos -- National Geographic | 6th Grade Astronomy | Scoop.it
Get information, facts, photos, news, videos, and more about galaxies from National Geographic.
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Do you know the difference between a spiral and elliptical galaxy? Read this!

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HubbleSite - Picture Album

HubbleSite - Picture Album | 6th Grade Astronomy | Scoop.it
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An amazing photo journey. Find pictures of The Universe, galaxies, stars and more. Make sure you click on "more in news center" to get detailed information about the picture you are looking at.

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GALAXIES — FactMonster.com

Stars are not scattered evenly throughout the Universe. Instead, they are grouped together in great star islands, called galaxies. All the stars we se
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UNIVERSE — FactMonster.com

The Universe is everything that exists—space and all the stars, planets, and other matter it contains. Astronomers believe that a huge explosion calle
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2012: A Banner Year in the Hunt for Exoplanets

2012: A Banner Year in the Hunt for Exoplanets | 6th Grade Astronomy | Scoop.it
We pick the most interesting alien worlds discovered in the past year.
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Read about all the Exoplanets discovered in 2012. Are scientist close to discovering a habitable planet?????

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planet

planet | 6th Grade Astronomy | Scoop.it
A planet is a large object that orbits a star
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Read here for straightforward information about planets and exoplanets

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day | 6th Grade Astronomy | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
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