Tag Archives: Milky Way

10-to-minus15

There are many ways to look at 10-15.  This power of ten is: the scale of the atomic nucleus the length in meters of a proton and neutron the weight in kilograms of an E. coli bacterium the pressure in pascals of outer space between stars in the Milky Way the size or volume in [...]

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Messier 9

“The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced the most detailed image so far of Messier 9, a globular star cluster located close to the center of the galaxy. This ball of stars is too faint to see with the naked eye, yet Hubble can see over 250,000 [10+05] individual stars shining in it. Messier 9, [...]

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Me, My Family and the Milky Way

Currently at the Schulz Museum, there is an exhibition about siblings titled ‘The Browns & The Van Pelts: Siblings in Peanuts.’  (January 29 – June 19, 2011).  A powers of 10 workshop at the museum about family offered a chance to use scale as “an examination of scale, perspective and place in the world.”  At [...]

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8

8 planets in the solar system! The planets in order from biggest to smallest diameters are: 1) Jupiter 142,984 km 2) Saturn 120,536 km 3) Uranus 51,118 km 4) Neptune 49,528 km 5) Earth 12,756 km 6) Venus 12,100 km 7) Mars 6,794 km 8 ) Mercury 4,879 km “Our galaxy – the Milky Way [...]

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