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Knows that the Sun is a medium-sized star, located at the edge of a disk-shaped galaxy, part of which can be seen on a clear night as a glowing band of light.

Studies of a Population of Stars: How Bright Are the Stars, Really?

Make observations and use available data and simple calculations to correlate observations and data in the characterization of stars. In this activity, the distances to bright stars are calculated. The apparent brightness of these stars is then adjusted for distance to see which stars are intrinsically bright and which only appear bright because of their proximity to Earth.

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