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Astronomers practice downloading data from a high-energy satellite and translate the data into colored or shaded pixels. As a hands-on activity, they use pennies to simulate high-energy satellite data and they convert their penny findings into a matrix in the same way that scientists locate a source emitting gamma-rays. Note that a mentioned video is not available, but there is still plenty of terrific material here.

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