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units for measuring distance in space; a light-year is the distance that light travels in a year
The closest galaxy to ours, the Andromeda galaxy, is about 2.5 million light-years away.
famous or of great importance
A herd of bison is an iconic image of the western United States.
protected areas where animals can live and breed safely
The best place to see endangered lemurs in the wild is in one of the reserves in Madagascar, an island nation of Africa.
hard to find or catch
After hours of searching, the scientists finally spotted the elusive panda hiding behind a tree.
more than half
The majority of the students in the class take the bus to school. Fewer than half of them walk to school.
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