Challenge 3:

Our Galaxy

Have you ever wondered about the star cloud that crosses our sky? This is our galaxy. On board the Spaceship Constellation, your commander Ben Laplante will help you discover the one that is easily spotted thanks to the magnificent constellation Cygnus, sometimes called the Northern Cross. This week, go on an adventure under the stars and complete your missions!

Watch the video, and listen carefully to the instructions.

Choose your mission

For the creatives

Make a drawing of our galaxy or something related to it.
 

For the curious

What is the name of our galaxy?
 

For the curious

How many stars are there in our galaxy?
What is the diameter of our galaxy?
What is the closest neighboring galaxy to ours?
Where does the name of our galaxy come from?
What constellation is our benchmark for observing the Milky Way?
 

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