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White Dwarfs - Try This!

White Dwarfs

Try This!

Below is a four-sentence cryptogram that describes the basic characteristics of the a white dwarf. Try to figure out the encoded message. When you are done, check your answer.

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25 2 12

17 4

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A    F
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S    A S   
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S    - A S .      
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   W    W A F
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A S      
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A    .
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   W    W A F ' S   
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A    S
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S    S    A   
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A S    S   
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      S F A
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A    S S   
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   A    A
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Solution

This activity was developed by Kim Cochrane, Bowie High School, Bowie Maryland.



 

A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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