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    Part of the Hubble Space Telescope's Amazing Space site with interactive activities for kids. The current one under development is "Stars: birth, life, death, and rebirth."


  • Universe by William J. Kaufmann III, Freeman and Company, 1994. This book comes highly recommended from both students, and scientists. It explains many concepts in astronomy from cosmology to high-energy astrophysics, including information on stars (see chapter 18). Intended for the upper high school student with a strong science background and interest, or the undergraduate science major taking a basic astronomy course. A useful resource for teachers on all levels.

  • The Young Oxford Book of Astronomy by Jacqueline & Simon Mitton, Oxford University Press, Inc., 1995. This book explains many concepts in astronomy from the Solar System, galaxies and the Universe. Intended for the middle or high school student.

  • How Far is s Star? by Sidney Rosen, Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1992. With cartoon characters leading the way, you'll find out much about the lives of stars, how big they are, and how far away they are in this question-and-answer book. Intended for students in elementary school.

About this Poster

The images on this poster are all artists' renditions. The neutron star is depicted to emphasize its powerful magnetic field. The black hole image shows the large accretion disk and jets surrounding the black hole, which cannot be seen.

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Imagine the Universe is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Acting Project Leader: Dr. Barbara Mattson
All material on this site has been created and updated between 1997-2012.

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