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1 Astronomy 100 Alice Enevoldsen

2 Powers of Ten: http://vimeo.com/1066547
FAR: A Glorious Dawn:

3 Moon 1 ¼ light seconds 30 Earth diameters 240,000 miles
1 ¼ light seconds 30 Earth diameters 240,000 miles 380,000 kilometers

4 Sun 8 light minutes 93 million miles 1 Astronomical Unit

5 Inner Solar System

6 Outer Solar System

7 Alpha Centauri 300,000 AU ?!

8 Distance light travels in a year
One Light Year Distance light travels in a year 64,000 AU 1000 solar system diameters 9.5 trillion kilometers

9 Alpha Centauri 4 Light Years

10 Milky Way http://www.twanight.org/newTWAN/photos/3001088.jpg
Wally Pacholka

11 Milky Way Starfield

12 Andromeda Galaxy

13 Hubble Deep Field

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15 Earth MESSENGER views Earth as it departs for Mercury.


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