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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.
McDonald Observatory. (2008, July 22). McDonald Observatory: Coma Cluster of Galaxies. Retrieved December 9, 2022, from https://mcdonaldobservatory.org/teachers/classroom/ComaClusterActivity/ComaCluster.html
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