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The Smallest Star in the Universe
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
They may be small, but probably still mighty! The characteristics of what astronomers have defined as stars have a minimum size requirement. The tiniest stars pack a lot into a small package—and still have all the properties of their...
Why is the Universe Flat?
6 mins 10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
British astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle first coined the term the Big Bang in 1950. The theory explains much of what we have observed in the universe, but it does leave some things unexplained. The video discusses the Cosmic Inflation theory...
Astronomers Find First Earth-like Planet in Habitable Zone
5 mins 6th - 12th
This video is intended to complete the ESO clip on the first Earth-like planet ever found. Learn all about Earth-like exoplanets other solar systems, and the keys components needed for extra-planetary life. Many questions are answered...
Calculating the Odds of Intelligent Alien Life
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
What are the odds of finding intelligent life somewhere else in the universe? The Drake equation can help us estimate the answer. Advanced astronomers find that perhaps the biggest determining factor is longevity of civilizations. There...
How Do We Know What the Milky Way Looks Like?
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewImagine describing what something looks like when you've only seen it from the inside. That's the task astronomers tackle when describing the shape and characteristics of the Milky Way. Using a combination of physics and mathematics,...