Overview: Abell 2744 facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Galaxy Cluster Abell 2744"
Description:
Fast Facts: Galaxy Cluster Abell 2744 lists in a table the name, description, location, size, distance from Earth, and age of the cluster, as well as the distance and age of the background galaxies the cluster has gravitationally lensed. An image of the cluster is included.
Format(s) available: Printer-friendly Web page
Grades: Adaptable, at teacher's discretion
How to use it in the classroom

Teachers can use Fast Facts: Galaxy Cluster Abell 2744 as:

A source of information. Find out about Abell 2744.

A mapping activity. Locate the cluster's associated constellation on a star map.

An inquiry tool. Have students write down questions they would like answered as a result of reading this Fast Facts table and looking at the image.

An engagement tool. Involve students in a discussion.

Related materials

Press release: "Hubble's First Frontier Field Finds Thousands of Unseen, Faraway Galaxies"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2014/01/

See the Galaxies section on "Teaching tools" page.



Overview: Abell 2744 facts