Epsilon Crucis next to reflection nebula IRAS 12116-6001 The Incas tell that the god Ataguchu, in a fit of temper, kicked the Milky Way and a fragment flew off, forming the Small Magellanic Cloud where it landed on the sky, and leaving the black mark of the Coalsack behind.
A great resource for students to use while writing about reading! Students are able to decide using the ring of cards which prompt they want to use. Sentence frames are also included to guide their writing or collaborative conversations around literature.
Wonder and Mystery above the Very Large Telescopes Credit: Yuri Beletsky (ESO) To start, on the far left is a diagonal band of light known as zodiacal light, sunlight reflected off of dust orbiting in the inner Solar System. The bright white spot on the left, just above the horizon, is Venus, which also glows by reflected sunlight. Rising diagonally from the ground to the right of Venus is the band of our Milky Way Galaxy... (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110509.html)