Which of the following is arranged from biggest to smallest?
Galaxy, universe, constellation, solar system
Universe, galaxy, constellation, solar system
Universe, constellation, galaxy, solar system
Galaxy, constellation, universe, solar system
Think about it, and when you think you know the answer, then continue.
The answer is 2.
- The universe is the largest, containing all galaxies, constellations, and solar systems.
- Galaxies come next. Each galaxy contains millions of stars.
- Constellations are made up of several individual stars which are often separated by hundreds of lightyears, and only appear close together from our view point on Earth.
- Each star can have one or more planets, forming a solar system.
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SC.5.E.5.1 Recognize that a galaxy consists of gas, dust, and many stars, including any objects orbiting the stars. Identify our home galaxy as the Milky Way.
SC.8.E.5.3 Distinguish the hierarchical relationships between planets and other astronomical bodies relative to solar system, galaxy, and universe, including distance, size, and composition.
MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.