Cosmic Connection

A piece of very important space equipment has been hidden among the stars. To find it, you must be able to count by threes. Starting with the number 3, make a list of all of the multiples of three you see in the image below. Be sure to make your list in order from the smallest to the largest number. Print out the image.

Connect the stars next to the numbers that appear on your list. Be sure to start with the lowest multiple and connect the numbers in order. When you are done, you should see a piece of special space equipment. Compare your drawing with our solution.

Hint: The first number on your list should be 3; the second number on your list should be 6.

Hidden Space Equipment

The Solution

The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/ GSFC.

StarChild Authors: The StarChild Team
StarChild Graphics & Music: Acknowledgments
StarChild Project Leader: Dr. Laura A. Whitlock
Curator: J.D. Myers
Responsible NASA Official: Phil Newman