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239 resources with the concept the universe

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What Is Dark Matter? A Mystery of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If you can't see something, how do you know it's there? Welcome to the mystery of dark matter! Curious cosmologists explore one of physics' longest-running quandaries through an interesting video. Content includes who first proposed the...
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Why Is the Universe Flat?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can something as vast as the universe also be flat? Go beyond the Big Bang Theory using a video from an expansive physics playlist. Topics include the expansion and inflation of the universe, why opposite sides of the universe are...
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The Smallest Star in the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Star That Trolled Astronomers

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is it a bird, or a plane, or a blinking star? Scientists discovered in 1967 what they later determined to be a pulsing star. An episode of a larger solar system playlist discusses the chemistry behind the existence of this type of star.
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There's Going to Be a New Star in the Sky

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There's something to look forward to in 2021 or 2022! Although the actual event occurred almost 2,000 years ago, the appearance of a new star will become evident from Earth in a few short years. The video instructor from the solar system...
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3 Stars That Shouldn't Exist

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A video lesson attempts to explain the unexplainable. The video instructor focuses on three unique stars that have characteristics that astronomers have difficulty explaining. The installment of a solar system playlist includes a heavy,...
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Extreme Hypothetical Stars

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
They should exist ... but do they really? Scientists use what they know to predict what should and should not exist. An installment of a larger solar system series looks at the scientific prediction of different stars that have yet to be...
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The Mysterious Origins of Our Galaxy's Fastest Stars

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many phenomena in space are yet beyond scientific explanation. An episode of a video series on the solar system discusses two recent topics of interest: Uranus' magnetic field and hypervelocity stars. The presenter explains what we know...
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Do Any Stars NOT Have Planets?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The universe is littered with planets orbiting their suns. The video instructor outlines different methods scientists use to detect these exoplanets. As an installment of a larger solar system playlist, the video discusses current and...
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How the First Stars Transformed the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine a universe before the formation of stars. An installment of a solar system playlist takes scholars through time to discover the beginning of stars in the universe. The presenter discusses the elements present at the time and how...
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How Far Can We Go? Limits of Humanity.

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine living in a neighborhood where the houses on your street keep moving farther away until your house is the only one in the reachable vicinity. That's what is happening in our universe, except your house is our galaxy, and the...
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Everything You Should Know about Trappist-1 Exoplanets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Have we found the next Earth? Join the host of an interesting physics series as she learns what scientists know about the planets orbiting the star Trappist-1 during an engaging video. Astronomers discuss how they located the system,...
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Strange Unexplained Cosmic Rays

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The truth about strange unexplained cosmic rays? They're still unexplained! Share one of our universe's many unsolved mysteries with your class using a video from the Physics Girl playlist. The resource describes what cosmic rays are,...
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Gravitational Wave Discovery! Evidence of Cosmic Inflation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can scientists take a picture of the universe before the planets formed? Using telescopes and new technology, scientists take more detailed photos every few years. Cosmic inflation challenges our understanding of the early universe.
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The Speed of Light is NOT About Light

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Just when you thought you had this figured out! Engage young physicists in an interesting look at the nature of a universal constant with a video, part of a PBS playlist on space time and measurement. Viewers examine the history of...
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Why Is The Universe So Empty? (ft. PHD Comics!)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the structure of the universe! An educational video demonstrates the gravitational consequences of different astronomical structures. The presenter starts with the creation of the universe and explains how energy and forces...
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What’s Wrong with the Big Bang Theory?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
A video highlights the contradictions in the Big Bang Theory and then discusses the need for a unifying theory of everything. Space Time presents an enlightening video as part of a larger series on Cosmology.
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Why the Big Bang Definitely Happened

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
According to Space Time, many different studies prove the Big Bang happened. Part of a larger Cosmology playlist, it discusses the common arguments against and the newest science supporting the theory.
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How Cosmic Inflation Flattened the Universe

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
What if time didn't begin with the big bang? Big Bang doesn't completely answer questions about the beginning of the universe, but cosmic inflation theory holds up better according to scientists in this video. Cosmic inflation fits so...
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What Happens at the Edge of the Universe?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
The cosmic even horizon of the universe is closer to us than the particle horizon. Space Time's Cosmology playlist tackles this and other complex concepts about the universe. The video discusses how the scientists define the edge of the...
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Cosmic Microwave Background Explained

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
As part of their Cosmology series Space Time presents a video that explains the history of electromagnetic waves and the shifting and expanding wavelengths. It finishes by exploring cosmic microwave background radiation. 
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Will the Universe Expand Forever?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists from Newton to Friedmann debated the future of the universe. Many scientists thought the universe might collapse on itself in a big crunch, but new mathematical models finally gave us an official answer. The Space Time video,...
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How Do You Measure the Size of the Universe?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
The universe is 90 billion light years in diameter. How do scientists measure something so huge? Space Time explains the process as part of its larger Cosmology playlist. The video addresses the steps to solving the puzzle as well as how...
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The Beginning of Everything—The Big Bang

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can something come from nothing? The Big Bang Theory has an answer to that question. An installment in the Kurzgesagt playlist outlines the theory of the origin of the universe. It includes an explanation of the evidence that...