Dying Stars and the Birth of the Elements
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Dying Stars and the Birth of the Elements

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In this computer-based exercise, high school and college students analyze realistically simulated X-ray spectra of a supernova remnant and determine the abundances of various elements in them. In the end, they will find that the elements necessary for life on Earth—the iron in their blood, the calcium in their bones— are created in these distant explosions.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: February 06, 2014
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 06, 2014
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Submitter: Lynn Cominsky
Keywords: x-ray, spectra, astronomy, simulation, elements, stars, supernova

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: PC version only
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: yes
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