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Astronomy

Star in a Box

Have you ever wondered what happens to the different stars in the night sky as they get older?

Star in a Box is an interactive webapp which animates stars with different starting masses as they change during their lives. Some stars live fast-paced, dramatic lives, others change very little for billions of years. The webapp visualises the changes in mass, size, brightness and temperature for all these different stages. Educational resources for teachers and students are available to help explore the life-cycle of stars in the classroom.

Chromoscope

Ever wanted X-ray specs or super-human vision?

Chromoscope lets you explore our Galaxy (the Milky Way) and the distant Universe in a range of wavelengths from gamma-rays to the longest radio waves. Using a simple interface, you can change the wavelength, explore the sky, and zoom in on regions using only your mouse or tablet. Chromoscope provides an exciting and engaging way to explore the electromagnetic spectrum through the Universe.

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