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For the Session Two assignment, you are going to use (good, scientific) web sites to answer questions about astronomical objects. You are to select:
Three objects within our solar system Two objects within our galaxy but outside our solar system One objects outside our galaxy.
For the six total objects you are to provide the following for each:
1. An image
2. Its name and brief description (about 25 words).
3. Its approximate age
4. Its approximate distance from Earth
5. Unique or interesting features (about 100 words)
You will NOT get credit for text that is cut and paste from websites. You are to digest information and summarize in your own words.
You should include a brief introducation and conculsion, so that your total assignment ends up about 1000 words.
Our TA will grade them and should return them within 2 weeks. If you have trouble submitting, please email a copy of the assignment before the due date to get full credit.
Note on Citations: For assignments you should simply cite the title, author (or publisher) and date of the article along with the URL. You do not need in-text citations on assignments, but please be prepared, for your term paper I will expect full citations.