Light Travel Time & Earth History V02

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Light Travel Time & Earth History V02

  1. 1. Light Travel Time & Earth History <ul><li>Using the light year distance, determine the calendar year that light left each star </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: Star Capella, 42 light years distant. Year 1965. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Internet to find a historical event of that year </li></ul><ul><li>For each object, also list its constellation and one unique fact </li></ul><ul><li>Type your results, list the object, unique fact, constellation, distance, year, and historical event </li></ul>
  2. 2. Object Distances (light years) <ul><li>Alpha Centauri—4 </li></ul><ul><li>Barnard’s Star—6 </li></ul><ul><li>Sirius—9 </li></ul><ul><li>Altair—17 </li></ul><ul><li>Fomalhaut—25 </li></ul><ul><li>Vega—25 </li></ul><ul><li>Arcturus—37 </li></ul><ul><li>Aldebaran—65 </li></ul><ul><li>Hyades—150 </li></ul><ul><li>Pleiades—380 </li></ul><ul><li>Betelgeuse—430 </li></ul><ul><li>Antares—600 </li></ul><ul><li>Rigel—800 </li></ul><ul><li>Orion Nebula—1600 </li></ul><ul><li>M13—22,800 </li></ul><ul><li>Center of Milky Way—28,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Large Magellanic Cloud—180,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Andromeda Galaxy—2,500,000 </li></ul><ul><li>M100—51 million </li></ul>

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