A New Origin Story for Mars's Moons

The brightest and densest protocluster ever observed by scientists makes that area the most active region of space. Learn about the area and the formation of galaxies before our eyes as part of the SciShow Space series. Hank Green also details new research on the origins of Mars's moons.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research how Mars's moons were named and the connection to how we view the moons today
  • Discuss what percentage of space scientists observe and how an active region stands out
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of Mars, the formation of stars, and the creation of galaxies
Pros

  • Presenter's enthusiasm helps maintain viewer attention
  • Requires very little class time to share
Cons

  • None