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The Hidden Lives of Galaxies - Identifying Unusual Galaxies

Activity #4 — Identifying Unusual Galaxies

Objective:

  • Student will be able to identify different types of galaxies by their distinctive appearance.

Directions:

Match the unusual galaxy on the left with its distinctive name on the right. Justify your reasoning.

1._____ galaxy

Reason_____________________________

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  a. Polar Ring Galaxy

2. _____ galaxy

Reason_____________________________

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  b. Siamese Twins Galaxy

3. _____ galaxy

Reason_____________________________

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  c. Sombrero Galaxy

4. _____ galaxy

Reason____________________________

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  d. Whirlpool Galaxy




 

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