Overview: Antennae galaxies facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Antennae galaxies"
Description:
Fast Facts: Antennae galaxies lists the name, description, location, size and distance of this pair of colliding galaxies from Earth in the form of a table. A picture of the galaxies 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: Antennae galaxies as:

A source of information. Find out about the galaxies.

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

A large-number recognition activity. Have students put this and other Fast Facts tables in order from the one closest to Earth to the one farthest away.

An inquiry tool. Have students write down 3-5 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 Reveals Stellar Fireworks Accompanying Galaxy Collisions"
http://hubblesite.org/news/1997/34/

See the Galaxies section on "Teaching tools" page.



Overview: Antennae galaxies facts