Beyond the solar system

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The universe is big-huge in fact

We're in the Milky way galaxy

  • Our sun is one of thousands of millions of stars which form the Milky Way galaxy
  • The Milky Way is just one galaxy
  • There are thousands of millions of galaxies in the universe

Distances in space can be measured using light years

  • The distances in space are so big we use light years to measure them instead of kilometres
  • A light year is the distance that

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