Actually, a nebula is a cloud of space “dust” and gases. The dust is made up of left over star matter and matter from other space objects. A nebula is where stars are born, and some dying stars become nebulae. So, it is like a cycle! Look at the websites to find out more.
Find out more about the Orion Nebula and post some information about what you learned.
The universe keeps getting larger with every second. Scientists have been trying to answer this question, and many have different theories about the “end of the universe”. Trying to measure this would require somethings that we may discover in the far ahead future.
When I think about the size and vastness of the universe, it boggles my mind! It is so hard to comprehend anything so big. Some astronomers think that at some point the universe will stop expanding and actually begin to collapse. You are right, Olivia, there are so many different theories.
Avelyn if you even got close enough to see the sun like up close there is know way you’ll ever be able to touch it or even get close to it.You probably wouldn’t be able to get past venus unless some extremly powerful heat and gas sheild was made
I wonder about how many stars are in the Milky Way? Or in the universe? It is hard to picture how big the universe is because we can’t leave our galaxy! If you compare the Earth to the universe the Earth is nothing! And I thought North America was big!!!
when the sun burns out we will have 8 more minutes of light and then eventully everything will die.First the plants,then the animals that eat plants,then the animals that eat the animals that eat plants.Then eventully we will run out of plants and animals to eat so we will end up dieing.
So far, there has not been conclusive evidence of life on the planets that are part of our Solar System. That does not mean that there isn’t any life on other planets in the universe. Do you think there is life on other planets?
That’s an interesting observation. Living in New Jersey, it is often difficult to get a very clear night to view the stars. I think we will always have an opportunity to see the stars even though some will have a clearer view than others. When my students return to school, I will make sure they share their thoughts. Thanks for posting!
The sun is a star. Stars use up gas molecules to create energy in a process called Fusion. All stars will eventually use up all of the Hydrogen molecules and lose their energy. The sun is expected to burn for about another 5 billion years! What do you think the Earth will be like at that time?
Thanks for visiting the blog and adding a good link for information. We will be starting the astronomy unit next week, so I hope there will be more posts on the blog. Please keep visiting. Are you still interested in Astrology?