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Interacting galaxy NGC 7714
Name

Interacting galaxy NGC 7714, Markarian 538, and part of Arp 284

Description

Interacting Galaxy

Location

Found in the constellation Pisces

Distance from Earth

About 100 million light-years from Earth

This interacting galaxy, NGC 7714, has been distorted by interactions with NGC 7715, a companion galaxy not seen in this image.

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Description

"Fast Facts: Interacting Galaxy NGC 7714" is a table that lists the name, description, location, and distance of the galaxy from Earth. A picture of the galaxy is included.

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Adaptable, at teacher's discretion
How to use in the classroom

Use this resource as:

A source of information. Read the table to find out about this object.

A mapping activity. Locate the galaxy's associated constellation on a star map.

A large-number recognition activity. Have students study this table and other galaxy Fast Fact tables.  Students can order objects based upon their distances from Earth.

An inquiry tool. Have students write down questions they would like answered about the image and the information in the Fast Facts table.

An engagement tool. Involve students in a discussion.

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