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NASA's Supernova Sleuths

Presented by: NASA Universe of Learning

Become a Supernova Sleuth! In this activity, you will learn the basics of supernovae and you will study NASA images of supernova remnants in order to understand how they formed. Then, you will measure the supernova remnants and use your sleuthing powers to determine how old they are (how long ago each supernova explosion occurred).

Materials List

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Safety Considerations

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About NASA Universe of Learning

NASA's Unoverse of Learning - Girls STEAM Ahead

NASA's Universe of Learning project stems from a unique partnership between leading scientific organizations that are home to missions and subject matter experts spanning the full range of NASA Astrophysics scientific research. Activities and experiences are guided by NASA's big questions for astrophysics and are designed uniquely to engage youth, families, and lifelong learners in the science, the story, and the adventure of NASA's scientific explorations of the universe.