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In this activity, students use Newton's Laws of Motion, and the motions of the planets, to determine the mass of the sun. They then use the same techniques to determine the mass of a galaxy. In doing so, students convert among different units of measure used in astronomy. This activity includes a student worksheet and background information for the teacher. It is activity 6d in the "Hidden Lives of Galaxies" information and activity booklet.

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Space Science,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Astrophysics,Physical sciences:Motion and forces,High School,Space science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Astronomy:Stars, nebulae and galaxies,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407124157280T

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    English

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