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Color the Universe

The universe is full of color, but only a few people ever get the opportunity to explore the full spectrum of the universe the same way that professional astronomers do.

The Color the Universe project was created to provide students an opportunity to work directly with real images from the Hubble Space Telescope. After a series of activities introducing them to the EM spectrum and the equipment on Hubble, students learn how to use special sofware to analyze real astronomical pictures.

The crowning achievement of the project is when students choose one of six different astronomical objects and create their own beautiful color image of outer space.

This was my first project as a paid freelancer, working with USA TODAY Education. I conceived and built the whole project all the way through the final website.