Galaxies to Scale
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In this scales and galaxies learning exercise, high schoolers solve 7 problems including finding the size of galaxies in comparison to other galaxies and drawing scale models of the given galaxies to show their relative sizes and shapes.
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Galaxies From Nothing
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Physics Nobel Prize 2011—Brian Schmidt
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