Student Internet investigation that explores the realm beyond the Milky Way. Part I is a review of galaxy types (Unit IX) and explores areas in the farthest reaches of the observable universe. Part II examines Hubble's law and the expanding universe. Part III explores active galaxies, quasars & blazars.
The latest links containing images and data are presented as well for these topics. I use this computer lab activity as an introduction and review for my astronomy class to the unit on "Cosmology" (Unit X).
Topics/terms in this activity include:
galaxy types, barred spirals, Milky Way classification, Local Group, Andromeda, Virgo supercluster, galaxy remnants, supervoids, cosmological constant, Albert Einstein, dark energy, dark matter, observable universe, unobservable universe, interactive scale of the universe, Sloan Great Wall, Edwin Hubble, Hubble's law, Hubble's constant, cosmological redshifting, active galaxies, normal galaxies, Seyfert galaxies, quasars, blazars, nonstellar radiation, synchrotron radiation, galaxy mergers, supermassive black holes, accretion disk, relativistic (galactic) jets, AGN's
Astronomy Internet Activity "Beyond the Milky Way"
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