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SPACE A star (our sun )is part of a galaxy.
A planet (earth) orbits a star.
A moon (our moon) orbits a planet (earth) SPACE
One light year is the distance travelled by light in a year.
It takes light from the sun 8 minutes to get to the earth. SPACE
It takes 4 light years for light to reach the nearest star (alpha centauri)
It takes light 100,000 light years to get to the edge of our galaxy. SPACE
SPACE There are two types of telescope ,the refractor and the reflector. SPACE
The refractor works by light bending or refracting.
The reflector works by light reflecting. The Refracting Telescope
The Refracting Telescope The refracting telescope consists
of two convex lenses.
The objective lens collects light
from distant objects such as planets and stars. It forms an image of them.
The eyepiece lens then magnifies this image. SPACE
Use can be made of light ,radio and micro waves from the electromagnetic spectrum. SPACE
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