Featured Resources
Classroom-Ready Activities
Science Olympiad Webinar
Science Olympiad JS9 Guide
Space Math @ NASA
NSO Tests 2024
- ASTRO National Exam
- ASTRO National Key
- RFTS National Exam
- RFTS National Key
Informal Education
Interactive Games
Space Scoop
STOP for Science
Chandra Podcasts
Printable Materials
Resource Request
Educators' Comments
Evaluation Form
Links & Resources
Education Collaborations
Passport to Knowledge
Space Place
Web Shortcuts
Chandra Blog
RSS Feed
Email Newsletter
News & Noteworthy
Image Use Policy
Questions & Answers
Glossary of Terms
Download Guide
Get Adobe Reader
More Information

Blasts From The Past: Historic Supernovas

  Flash from Chandra.

Investigating Supernova Remnants
Historic SNR

An activity that uses Chandra data to investigate several supernova remnants to determine if the supernova was a Type II core collapse or a Type Ia thermonuclear event. There are two versions of this activity; a pencil and paper version, and a version that uses the Chandra ds9 image analysis software.

  • Introduction and Background: html
  • Download instructions for ds9: html
  • Tutorial to use the ds9 software: html
  • X-Ray Spectroscopy and Supernova Remnants ds9 Version: html | PDF
  • X-Ray Spectroscopy and Supernova Remnants Pencil and Paper Version: html | PDF
  • Cas A: The Supernova as Cosmic Recycling Center: A set of 6 activities that utilizes ds9 and Chandra data to explore the science of Cas A.