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Stars: Birth And Death (Part 1)

13 minutes 14 seconds

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Depicts the different stages in the birth and death of stars, including the sun. There are 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone, and there are 100 billion galaxies. Provides an overview of radiated energy, which is in all wavelengths; nuclear fusion; and fierce magnetic fields, which create all solar events. Explains that the length of a star's life and how it dies are determined by gravity and how gravity is proportional to size.

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Flat surface with arching lines of light emanating from localized points. Caption: They originate and terminate at the local magnetic poles,
Stars: Birth And Death
Episode 1
13 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Large sphere of glowing light dwarfs object labelled as Earth's orbit around sun. Caption: larger than Earth's orbit around the Sun,
Stars: Birth And Death
Episode 2
15 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12

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    Cheri S. (Eugene, OR)
    February 20th, 2018 at 05:09 PM

    This video does an awesome job of explaining the life cycle of a star.