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Space Place: How Astronomers "Detwinkle" the Stars DLESE Reviewed Collection
This classroom activity provides an explanation and kinesthetic activity to demonstrate how Earth's atmosphere distorts starlight and how advanced telescope technology (adaptive optics) is used to compensate for this distortion.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-376
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: NASA JPL