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Space and Stars
Beyond the Solar System

Space and Stars
Space and Stars


Beyond the Solar System
Print Beyond the Solar System Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.88

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    lenticular, collision, universe, elliptical, telescope, gravity, spiral, organization, galaxy, rotation, caption, system, solar, irregular, lens, likely
     content words:    Milky Way


Beyond the Solar System
By Patti Hutchison
  

1     Caption: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300 photographed by Hubble telescope.
 
2     Our solar system extends billions of miles from Earth. But there is still something bigger. It is the Milky Way, our galaxy. But wait, there's something even bigger than that- the universe!
 
3     There are billions of galaxies in space. A galaxy is a group of stars, gas, and dust that are bound together by gravity. If you look into the sky on a dark night, you can see our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is a shimmering belt that stretches across the sky. The Milky Way contains the solar system we live in.

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