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This web page provides a discussion of the different speeds with which someone on Earth is moving in the universe and how astronomers measure such speeds.  It includes background information for beginners, and some classroom activity suggestions.  

This page is part of "The Universe in the Classroom" newsletter of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Cosmic Time and Distance
- Cosmology
= Cosmic Microwave Background
- Milky Way
= Milky Way Structure
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Velocity
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
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Metadata instance created July 3, 2007 by Andrew Fraknoi
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August 19, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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A. Fraknoi, (2007), WWW Document, (http://web.archive.org/web/20150717032503/http://www.astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/uitc071.pdf).
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A. Fraknoi, How Fast Are You Moving When You Are Sitting Still, (2007), <http://web.archive.org/web/20150717032503/http://www.astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/uitc071.pdf>.
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Fraknoi, A. (2007). How Fast Are You Moving When You Are Sitting Still. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from http://web.archive.org/web/20150717032503/http://www.astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/uitc071.pdf
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Fraknoi, Andrew. How Fast Are You Moving When You Are Sitting Still. 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20150717032503/http://www.astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/uitc071.pdf (accessed 8 December 2021).
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Fraknoi, Andrew. How Fast Are You Moving When You Are Sitting Still. 2007. 8 Dec. 2021 <http://web.archive.org/web/20150717032503/http://www.astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/uitc071.pdf>.
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