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What Is a Galaxy?



What Is a Galaxy?

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.96

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     challenging words:    trillion, spiral, huge, gravity, group, general, irregular, dust, birth, above, arms, toward, travels, cause, matter, space
     content words:    Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way


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What Is a Galaxy?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     A galaxy is a huge group of stars, gas, and dust. The group is held together by gravity. There may be as many as a trillion stars in one galaxy.
 
2     A galaxy may be one hundred thousand light years or more across. A light year is the distance that light travels in one year. One light year is about six trillion miles.

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