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Star-forming Nebula NGC 3603 Lithograph
Star-forming Nebula NGC 3603

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Audience: Educators
Grades: 11-12
Product Number: LG-2011-04-139-GSFC

Some of the heftiest known stars in the universe reside in the nebula NGC 3603, a large gas cloud in the Milky Way galaxy. The image of the nebula is on the first page of the lithograph and background information is on the second page. The lithograph includes a Level One Inquiry activity entitled "In Search of ... Stellar Evolution" in which students research how stars form.

Star-forming Nebula NGC 3603 Lithograph [950KB PDF file]

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