Science in the Media
Session 1: Background Research

Artist's conception of an active galactic nucleusSuzaku Satellite
Artist's impression of a highly obscured AGN

From the top: Artist’s conception of an active galactic nucleus (Credit: NASA/Dana Berry/SkyWorks Digital); artist’s conception of the Suzaku satellite in orbit (Credit: JAXA); artist’s conception of a highly obscured active galactic nucleus (Credit: Aurore Simonnet, Sonoma State University).

Directions: Your class will be researching information to help you understand a scientific discovery by the Swift and Suzaku satellites.

  1. You will be placed in groups of three and each person will be assigned to research one of the following: black holes, active galactic nuclei (AGN), or the Swift and Suzaku satellites.
  2. Your primary source of information will be the web sites provided on your research worksheet.
  3. After your research is complete, your team will combine your information to prepare a presentation for your peers.

Black hole expert: _________________________
AGN expert: _________________________
Satellite expert: _________________________





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