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Building a Map to the Universe

GALAXY GUIDE

Just a few places out of billions and billions. . .
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M42/NGC 1976, Orion Nebula (star factory, Orion)
M13 (globular cluster, Hercules)
Kepler-186f (one of thousands of exoplanets discovered, Cygnus)
Andromeda Galaxy (closest galaxy, Andromeda)
Sagittarius A* (supermassive black hole, Sagittarius)

Astronomy simulations: http://astro.unl.edu/animationsLinks.html
Sky and Telescope Star Wheels: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomyresources/make-a-star-wheel/
*Also, look for an astronomy app on your smartphone (e.g. Star Walk for
iPhones is a great one)!
Suggested reading:
• Cosmos, by Carl Sagan. Published by Random House, New York (1980).
• Bad Astronomy, by Philip C. Plait. Published by John Wiley & Sons (2002).