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White Dwarfs

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

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Solution

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

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