Internet Adventure: Outer Space

Space has always been a big interest for me. My father works for NASA, so as a kid, I was enlightened about all kinds of aspects about outer space, such as how temperatures can range from -200 degrees Fahrenheit to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Doing this internet adventure, I found a lot of material that I already knew, but some interesting facts that I had no picked up on before I started my Wikipedia adventure  by searching “Black Holes” and this is what followed:

Black Holes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_holes

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I started with black holes because I was always curious about what other kinds of black holes there are known in space.

Supermassive Black Holes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermassive_black_hole

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I found more information on Supermassive Black holes, which I never knew that existed.

Quasars http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasars

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I had no idea what this was. A quasar is a massive and extremely remote celestial object, emitting exceptionally large amounts of energy, and typically having a starlike image in a telescope. It has been suggested that quasars contain massive black holes and may represent a stage in the evolution of some galaxies.

Milky Way http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way

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The Milky Way Galaxy is also one of the most interesting galaxies in space. Did you know at the center of every spiral galaxy lays a black hole?

Galactic Plane http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_plane

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I didn’t know there was a term for this!

Barred Spiral Galaxy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barred_spiral_galaxy

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Or this!

Magellanic Clouds http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magellanic_Clouds

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At first I thought these clouds were magical so I clicked on the link and it lead me to Magellanic Clouds. It is defined as either of the two small galaxies that appear as conspicuous patches of light near the south celestial pole and are companions to the Milky Way galaxy.

Nebula http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebula

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I knew what a nebula was but I ever knew what it looked like. So I clicked on the link and the pictures that were displayed were absolutely beautiful.

Planet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet

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Solar System http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_System

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