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Sorting through astronomical nebulae.

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Science Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

At the turn of the nineteenth century, astronomers using basic telescopes recorded the existence of an amazing collection of nebulae. These appeared as different types of fuzzy gray material. At that time, technology did not exist to separate the nebulae into different categories. This mini lab has selected representative types of each nebulae and the characteristics of each.