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written by Edward Wright
This page contains an explanation of the the balloon analogy of the expansion of the universe and a helpful animation to show what happens to galaxies and photons of light as the universe expands. This is part of a larger tutorial about cosmology.
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- Cosmology
= Expansion of the Universe
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
= Article
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 1998 Edward Wright
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Keywords: cosmology, expansion, universe
Record Creator: Metadata instance created February 8, 2011 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Feb 08, 2011 by Ed Lee
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when Cataloged:
May 8, 1998
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E. Wright, (1998), WWW Document, (
E. Wright, Balloon Analogy in Cosmology, (1998), <>.
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Wright, E. (1998, May 8). Balloon Analogy in Cosmology. Retrieved May 25, 2022, from
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Wright, Edward. Balloon Analogy in Cosmology. May 8, 1998. (accessed 25 May 2022).
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Wright, Edward. Balloon Analogy in Cosmology. 1998. 8 May 1998. 25 May 2022 <>.
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