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HUDF Lithograph: The Hubble Ultra Deep Field Lithograph DLESE Reviewed Collection
This lithograph shows the deepest visible light observation of the early universe. In contrast to the image?s harvest of classic spiral and elliptical galaxies, there are a number of oddball galaxies littering the field. Some look like toothpicks; others like links on a bracelet. A few appear to be interacting. The information contained in the text can be used to introduce the idea that galaxies evolve over time. The accompanying classroom activity is a curriculum support tool designed for use as an introductory inquiry activity. It can be incorporated into a unit that has a scientific inquiry and/or a galaxy evolution theme. During the classroom activity, In Search of...Galaxy Evolution, students use the images on text on this lithograph to generate questions about galaxies. They will conduct research to answer their questions, and analyze galaxies from different eras to determine how they have evolved and changed over time. Students will organize their material and present a report, providing supporting evidence from their research.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-442
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Bonnie Eisenhamer