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AST 101Lab 1 Size and ScaleStudent Name Laura HopeDate Completed 9/9/20The sheer scale of the cosmos is hard to imagine, and even harder to put an accurate figure on. In the activityyou are asked to look up the values for select celestial objects and then write these values in the requested unitswith scientific notation.Scientific notation is a way of writing very large or very small numbers. A number is written in scientificnotation when a number between 1 and 10 is multiplied by a power of 10.For example, 650,000,000 can be written in scientific notation as 6.5108. Another example is that 0.00345can be written 3.4510-3.Complete the worksheet from the text and this week’s lectures by supplying the requested quantitiesin roundnumbers,and also converting each number to scientific notation.Note:km kilometerAU astronomical unitLY light-yearQuantityApproximate ValueScientific Notation1Earth's Radius (km)6,371 km6.371 x 10^32Earth-Moon Distance (km)384,400 km3.844 x 10^53Astronomical Unit (km)149,598,000 km1.4958 x 10^84Sun's Radius (km)

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