Overview: Globular Cluster M80 facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Globular Cluster M80"
Description:
Fast Facts: Globular Cluster M80 lists in a table the name, description, location, size, and distance from Earth of the globular cluster. 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: Globular Cluster M80 as:

A source of information. Find out about this globular cluster.

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

A large-number recognition activity. Have students put this table and other Fast Fact tables in order, starting with the object closest to Earth and ending with the one farthest away.

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.

Related materials

Press release: "Hubble Images a Swarm of Ancient Stars"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/26/image/a/

See the Stars and stellar evolution section on "Teaching tools" page.



Overview: Globular Cluster M80 facts