EarthComm Earth System Evolution: Astronomy and Your Community Activity 7

Earthsystem Evolution book
It's About Time/AGI

Classifying Stars

  • Stars, Goddard Space Flight Center- NASA
    Reviews the various variables that help classify stellar objects.

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The Lives of Stars

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To learn more about the evolution of the Milky Way galaxy, visit the following web sites:

  • How did galaxies form?, Origins Education Forum
    This discussion includes the formation of galaxies in general as well as the Milky Way.
  • The Milky Way - Our Galaxy, University of California, San Diego Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences
    This brief article on the origin of our galaxy also includes several images.

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To learn more about starburst knots in other galaxies, visit the following web sites:

  • The Birth of Stars, Cornell University
    Page has information on how a star is born.
  • Witness the Birth of a Star, NASA
    Image of star birth.
  • Star Nurseries, Discovery Channel
    "A new star is born every year in our galaxy." Learn more about the origin of stars and galaxies. This page also features several Hubble images.

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