The Spectacular Galaxies

By: Cassie Herman

How are the formed/ what are they?

  • Lumps of matter
  • Made of gas and dust

Amount of stars in the Milky Way

About 300 billion

Are they really that colorful?

  • Very colorful
  • Enhanced

How many galaxies are there?

  • About 100 billion

How do galaxies get their names?

  • Many names
  • Union

Galaxy shapes

Three types of galaxies


  • Spiral
  • Elliptical
  • Irregular

Why is ours' called 'The Milky Way'?

  • Milky patch above earth
  • Roman and Greeks

random pictures

Big image
This is a galaxy with a black hole in it ^^^^^^

Sources

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