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Core of Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) Lithograph
The Core of Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) lithograph

The information in this document was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators
Grades: 9-12
Product Number: LG-2010-07-132-GSFC

A globular cluster is a tight-knit collection of many thousands, sometimes even millions, of stars born at almost the same time and place. The image of NGC 5139, a globular cluster, is on the first page of the lithograph. Background information about Omega Centauri is on the second page. The lithograph includes a Level One Inquiry activity entitled "In Search of ... Stellar Evolution," in which students research the variety of colors of stars.

Core of Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) Lithograph [1MB PDF file]

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Planetary Nebula NGC 2440
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