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In 2006, the Hubble Space Telescope was pointed at a nearby collection of galaxies called the Coma Cluster. Using these images, astronomers gained fascinating insights into the evolution of galaxies in dense galactic neighborhoods. In this activity, students will first learn the basics of galaxy classification and grouping, then they get to use some actual HST images to discover the 'morphology-density effect' and make hypotheses about its causes. This is part of a larger collection from McDonald Observatory.
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Astronomy
- Galaxies
= Clusters of Galaxies
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
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- Educators
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© 2002 The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
Keywords:
Coma cluster, galaxies, hubble space telescope
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created August 1, 2008 by Mary Kay Hemenway
Record Updated:
August 12, 2008 by Alea Smith
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McDonald Observatory, (2002), WWW Document, (http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/teachers/classroom/ComaClusterActivity/ComaCluster.html).
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McDonald Observatory, McDonald Observatory: Coma Cluster of Galaxies, (2002), <http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/teachers/classroom/ComaClusterActivity/ComaCluster.html>.
APA Format
McDonald Observatory. (2008, July 22). McDonald Observatory: Coma Cluster of Galaxies. Retrieved December 15, 2017, from http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/teachers/classroom/ComaClusterActivity/ComaCluster.html
Chicago Format
McDonald Observatory. McDonald Observatory: Coma Cluster of Galaxies. July 22, 2008. http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/teachers/classroom/ComaClusterActivity/ComaCluster.html (accessed 15 December 2017).
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McDonald Observatory. McDonald Observatory: Coma Cluster of Galaxies. 2002. 22 July 2008. 15 Dec. 2017 <http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/teachers/classroom/ComaClusterActivity/ComaCluster.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "McDonald Observatory", Title = {McDonald Observatory: Coma Cluster of Galaxies}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {15 December 2017}, Month = {July 22, 2008}, Year = {2002} }
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