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When you stand up and look down, have you seen how small ants are? As you look at stars, they seem to be smaller than ants. Are they really that small? Why do they seem small when we look at them?

It is time to try and determine how the size of objects is related to their distance from you.

 

Light Speed Ahead!

Constellation Myths

Solar System Distances

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Comparing Our Solar System with the Universe.

Now You See Me ... Now You Don't!

Connecting the Dots!

 Finding Your Way
   
 

Enjoy your Sci-ber text exploration of size and distance! If you find a word that you do not undrstand, please visit the "Science Language Students Should Know And Use" Web page.

Have fun!

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Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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