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Space and Stars
What Is a Star?

Space and Stars
Space and Stars


What Is a Star?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.57

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    gravity, picture, billion, lasts, kinds, heat, born, giant, space, million, another, number, dust, life, between, different
     content words:    Milky Way Galaxy, Don F., Way Galaxy


What Is a Star?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     The picture shows one of the brightest stars in the Milky Way Galaxy -- ten million times brighter than our sun. The red color is caused by the dust around it. Credit: NASA and Don F. Figer (UCLA)
 
2     Life on Earth depends on the sun. It gives us light and heat. Nothing could live on Earth without the sun. Our sun is a star. It is the only star in our solar system, but it is only one of many stars in space. How many stars do you think there are? Take a guess! Then read the rest of this story to find out if you are right.
 
3     A star is a huge ball of gas in space. The gas is held together as a ball because of gravity. Stars give off enormous amounts of light. They give off other kinds of energy, too.

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