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Let's Make A Supernova!

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Participants imagine themselves inside a large star at the end of its life, just as it is about to go supernova. Learn what happens in the core of a star when it runs out of fuel. This is a very active, engaging activity that your audience will remember.

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Let's Make A Supernova!

Let's Make A Supernova!

Participants imagine themselves inside a large star at the end of its life, just as it is about to go supernova. Learn what happens in the core of a star when it runs out of fuel. This is a very active, engaging activity that your audience will remember.