Be an astronomer

Pick one of the mystery objects below. You will see three pictures of the object, each one taken in a different type of light. With each picture, we will ask you to make a couple observations.

After you’ve seen all the pictures, you can compare your findings to an answer key, and try to identify the mystery object.

Ready? OK – pick your object:

object a
object b
object c

Got a question? Ask an astronomer!

Ask Megan Donahue, an astronomer at Michigan State University, questions about stars and galaxies!