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Supernova Remnant SNR 0509 Lithograph
Supernova Remnant SNR 0509

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Audience: Educators
Grades: 11-12
Product Number: LG-2011-09-141-GSFC

The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of what appears to be a delicate bubble of gas floating in space. The bubble is the visible remnant of a powerful stellar explosion that took place in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy about 160,000 light-years from Earth. The image of the supernova remnant 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 ... Supernova Remnants" in which students research supernovae and dispel misconceptions of the life cycle of stars.

Supernova Remnant SNR 0509 Lithograph [1MB PDF file]

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