Are all galaxies like the Milky Way?
Galaxies come in lots of different sizes. Smaller ones have millions
of stars, while bigger ones contain billions. Galaxies also have
different shapes. Some are spiral galaxies, like the Milky Way. Some are egg-shaped elliptical galaxies, and the rest
are called irregular galaxies.
your favorite galaxy, and why?
A. Im fond
of the Sombrero Galaxy because it shows how 3-D
galaxies are. Most galaxies look like flat paintings in the sky,
but with the Sombrero, you really get the impression that its
this big THING sitting out there in space!
Is it fun being an astronomer?
Definitely. I often travel to interesting places like Hawaii and
Chile. Thats because the best telescopes in the world are
located on high mountains in remote places, where its dry
and dark at night. When I need to study stars all night, I sometimes
have to blast music to stay awake.