Red Nugget Galaxies: The Universe's Ultimate Survivors

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Time capsules offer a glimpse into the past, and red nugget galaxies are the time capsules of the universe. Using an installment from the SciShow Space series, viewers explore the discovery of new red nugget galaxies. The video also explains the impact the discoveries have on the theory that all galaxies contain a black hole in the center.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a map of the red nugget galaxies discovered so far
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of galaxies, the universe, and stars
  • Content ends at 4:52, and remaining time is an advertisement
Pros

  • Works well in traditional or flipped classes
  • Requires very little class time to share
Cons

  • None