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Activity 7 - Our Community's Place Among the Stars


Use the resources listed below to help you complete this activity.

 

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:


Classifying Stars

Stars, Goddard Space Flight Center- NASA
Reviews the various variables that help classify stellar objects.

The Lives of Stars

Star Life Cycles
Read another description of the life cycle of stars.

New Hubble Image Shows Life Cycle of Stars, CNN
This short article reports on an advancement in understanding star life cycles.

A Star's Life, HubbleSite
Catch a glimpse of the fascinating life cycle of stars. This movie requires a plug-in to be viewed.

 

Inquiring Further:


To learn more about the evolution of the Milky Way galaxy, visit the following web sites:

How did galaxies form?, Origins Education Forum
This discussion includes the formation of galaxies in general as well as the Milky Way.

The Milky Way - Our Galaxy, University of California, San Diego Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences
This brief article on the origin of our galaxy also includes several images.

To learn more about starburst knots in other galaxies, visit the following web sites:

The Birth of Stars, Cornell University
Page has information on how a star is born.

Witness the Birth of a Star, NASA
Image of star birth.

Star Nurseries, Discovery Channel
"A new star is born every year in our galaxy." Learn more about the origin of stars and galaxies. This page also features several Hubble images.

 

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Last updated: May 11, 2010


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