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Card Games for the Whole Family - with a Cosmic Twist

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Galaxies

Warped Disk Galaxy40. Warped Disk Galaxy (ESO 510-G13)

What is It?
— a spiral galaxy that has apparently experienced a collision with another galaxy, resulting in the warped disk appearance

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/2001/23/image/a

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/2001/23

Polar Ring Galaxy41. Polar Ring Galaxy (NGC 4650A)

What is It?
— a polar ring galaxy that may be the result of the collision of two or more galaxies

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/1999/16/image/a

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/1999/16/

Spiral Galaxy NGC 462242. Spiral Galaxy NGC 4622

What is It?
— a spiral galaxy

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/2002/03/image/a

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/2002/03

M8743. Elliptical Galaxy M87 (Virgo A)

What is It?
— the center of an elliptical galaxy with a huge jet of gas shooting out of it

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/2000/20/image/a

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/2000/20
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/1999/43/
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/1992/01/
http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m087.html
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/
multiwavelength_astronomy/multiwavelength_museum/m87.html
[Note: somewhat technical]

NGC 29244. Small Magellanic Cloud (NGC 292)

What is It?
— a small irregular galaxy, one of our own Milky Wayís "satellites"

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0561.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://www.seds.org/messier/xtra/ngc/smc.html
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/
multiwavelength_astronomy/multiwavelength_museum/smc.html

Andromeda Galaxy45. Andromeda Galaxy (M31, NGC 224)

What is It?
— a spiral galaxy that is part of our own local group of galaxies and the nearest large neighbor galaxy to our own Milky Way

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0685.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m031.html
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/1993/18/
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap991114.html
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/
multiwavelength_astronomy/multiwavelength_museum/m31.html
[Note: somewhat technical]

M4946. Elliptical Galaxy M49 (NGC 4472)

What is It?
— an elliptical galaxy

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0577.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m049.html

NGC 130047. Barred Spiral NGC 1300

What is It?
— a barred spiral galaxy

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0681.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://www.aao.gov.au/AAO/images.html/captions/aatccd014.html

Centaurus A48. Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

What is It?
— an elliptical galaxy "disrupted" by a recent collision with a smaller spiral galaxy

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0792.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://www.seds.org/messier/xtra/ngc/n5128.html
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/1998/14/
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/0157/0157_context.html
http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2000/phot-05-00.html
http://www.aao.gov.au/images/captions/aat007.html
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/
multiwavelength_astronomy/multiwavelength_museum/cenA.html
[Note: somewhat technical]

NGC 123249. Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232

What is It?
— a spiral galaxy

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-1998/phot-14-98.html [Note: scroll down to the third set of images]

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-1998/pr-14-98.html
http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/n1232.html

M8350. Spiral Galaxy M83 (sometimes called "the Southern Pinwheel")

What is It?
— a spiral galaxy

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-1999/pr-18-99.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m083.html
http://www.aao.gov.au/AAO/images.html/captions/aatccd001.html

Sombrero Galaxy51. Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

What is It?
— a spiral galaxy with a thick inner bulge (seen edge-on)

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2000/phot-07-00.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m104.html
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/
multiwavelength_astronomy/multiwavelength_museum/m104.html
[Note: somewhat technical]

Colliding Galaxies52. Colliding Galaxies NGC 1409 & 1410

What is It?
— two galaxies that collided roughly 100 million years ago and have a thin band of cosmic dust flowing between them

Where on the Web is the Image?
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/2001/02/image/a

Where Can I Find More Information about this Object?
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/2001/02/

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The Telescopes

The information and links below describe the specific telescopes depicted on our Cosmic Decoders cards. If you want to find general information about different types of telescopes, please click here.

Yerkes Observatory Refractor53. Yerkes Observatory Refractor

What Kind of Telescope is This?
— an visible-light telescope (using a lens)

Where is this Telescope Located?
— in Wisconsin, outside of Chicago

Where on the Web is this Image?
http://astro.uchicago.edu/vtour/40inch/

Where Can I Find More Information about this Telescope?
http://astro.uchicago.edu/yerkes/

Greenbank Radio Telescope54. Greenbank Radio Telescope

What Kind of Telescope is This?
— a radio telescope

Where is this Telescope Located?
— Greenbank, West Virginia

Where on the Web is this Image?
http://www.nrao.edu/imagegallery/php/level3.php?id=415

Where Can I Find More Information about this Telescope?
http://www.gb.nrao.edu/GBT/GBT.html

Chandra X-ray Observatory55. Chandra X-ray Observatory

What Kind of Telescope is This?
— an x-ray telescope

Where is this Telescope Located?
— in orbit around the Earth

Where on the Web is this Image?
http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/illustrations/chandraPoster.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Telescope?
http://xrtpub.harvard.edu
http://chandra.harvard.edu

Hubble Space Telescope56. Hubble Space Telescope

What Kind of Telescope is This?
— a visible light, infra-red, and ultra-violet telescope

Where is this Telescope Located?
— in orbit around the Earth

Where on the Web is this Image?
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/
sts-109/html/sts109-730-034.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Telescope?
http://hubblesite.org

SOFIA57. Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)

What Kind of Telescope is This?
— an infra-red telescope

Where is this Telescope Located?
— at Moffett Field, near San Francisco

Where on the Web is this Image?
http://sofia.arc.nasa.gov/Gallery/aircraft/AC/AC19980017.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Telescope?
http://sofia.arc.nasa.gov

The Very Large Telescope58. The Very Large Telescope

What Kind of Telescope is This?
— a visible light telescope (consisting of 4 telescopes connected together)

Where is this Telescope Located?
— in a high desert in Chile

Where on the Web is this Image?
http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-1999/phot-43-99.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Telescope?
http://www.eso.org/vlt/

INTEGRAL59. INTEGRAL (INTErnational Gamma-ray Astronomy Laboratory)

What Kind of Telescope is This?
— a gamma-ray telescope

Where is this Telescope Located?
— in orbit around the Earth

Where on the Web is this Image?
http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=30843

Where Can I Find More Information about this Telescope?
http://sci.esa.int/home/integral/

The Twin Keck Telescopes60. The Twin Keck Telescopes

What Kind of Telescope is This?
— two visible-light telescopes

Where is this Telescope Located?
— on the summit of Mauna Kea on the "Big Island" of Hawaii

Where on the Web is this Image?
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/images/aerial-tour/kecks.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Telescope?
http://www2.keck.hawaii.edu

The Very Large Array61. The Very Large Array (of Radio Dishes)

What Kind of Telescope is This?
— a connected group of 27 radio telescopes

Where is this Telescope Located?
— near Socorro, New Mexico

Where on the Web is this Image?
http://www.nrao.edu/imagegallery/php/level3.php?id=93

Where Can I Find More Information about this Telescope?
http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/vla/html

The Arecibo Radio Telescope62. The Arecibo Radio Telescope

What Kind of Telescope is This?
— a giant radio telescope

Where is this Telescope Located?
— near Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Where on the Web is this Image?
http://www.naic.edu/hires/ao001.jpg

Where Can I Find More Information about this Telescope?
http://www.naic.edu/

The Herschel Telescope63. The Herschel Telescope

What Kind of Telescope is This?
— an visible-light telescope

Where is this Telescope Located?
— in the Canary Islands, off the northwestern coast of Africa

Where on the Web is this Image?
http://www.ing.iac.es/PR/archive/most/most.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Telescope?
http://www.ing.iac.es/Astronomy/telescopes/wht/

McMath-Pierce Telescope64. McMath-Pierce Telescope

What Kind of Telescope is This?
— an visible-light telescope for observing the Sun

Where is this Telescope Located?
—on Kitt Peak, near Tucson, Arizona

Where on the Web is this Image?
http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0282.html

Where Can I Find More Information about this Telescope?
http://www.noao.edu/outreach/kptour/mcmath.html

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The Earth

Earth65. Earth

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The Galaxies Depicted in the "Galaxy Builder Cards"

Spiral Galaxy66. Spiral Galaxy

Barred Spiral Galaxy67. Barred Spiral Galaxy

Elliptical Galaxy68. Elliptical Galaxy

Irregular Galaxy69. Irregular Galaxy

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If you have questions about the Cosmic Decoders Card Set, please contact us at astro {at} astrosociety.org.

[Note: the total number of cards in the Cosmic Decoders Card Set equals 72, and includes not only the 69 cards referred to above, but also one "Cosmic Key" and two "Cosmic Terms" bonus cards]

 
 
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