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Student Hera: Conclusions and Questions

Conclusions and Questions

  1. Read the article called Radioactive Decay in Supernova Remnants at:
    http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/features/satellites/archive/cgro_snr.html

    OR Download the PDF file from the PDF Files menu and print out.

  2. After reading, complete the questions below.

  1. The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) had a tool on board called COMPTEL. What was this tool able to detect and why was this a helpful feature?
  2. Describe the clue that helped scientists to realize that there must be another SNR in the image.
  3. Why do astronomers think that there is not historical record of this supernova?
  4. In conclusion, describe why you feel it is important to analyze data images in a range of energy levels.




 

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