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The Nucleus of a Galaxy

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Our galaxy's supermassive black hole is located where?

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1. This is the name for a very powerful radio source lying in the galactic nucleus we believe is a supermassive black hole:

2. The center of our galaxy is known as the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The nucleus of the Milky Way galaxy is able to be seen through the use of infrared and radio waves. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the nucleus of our galaxy. You'll be tested on areas that include types of galaxies, the definition of nucleus, and interstellar matter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Types of galaxies
  • Interstellar matter and its hindrances
  • Supermassive black hole believed to be at our galaxy's center

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding interstellar matter
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the black hole at the center of the Milky Way

Additional Learning

To learn more about the center of our galaxy, review the accompanying lesson titled The Nucleus of a Galaxy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the most common type of galaxy
  • Understand what exists within our galaxy's nucleus
  • Recognize the power and importance of the radio source at the center of the Milky Way
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