Items Tagged as "universe"

Unraveling the Universe

Subjects: Astronomy
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12
Posted: Jun. 8, 2013   Posted by: thewebster74


Add to your science gallery folder...supernovae, nebula etc.

Time-lapse of Starry Night Sky

This Building Block video features a time-lapse, low angle shot of three observatories under a star-filled night sky in Cerro Tololo, Chile.


This Building Block video features the silhouette of the tent at Chajnantor Observatory in Northern Chile that houses the Cosmic Backgrounder Imager.


See time-lapse footage of a full moon rising, starting from the bottom left-hand corner and slowly filling the entire screen in this Building Block video shot in Los Angeles, California.


This Building Block video features an animation of a voyage away from the Milky Way galaxy, and past other galaxies, to a view of Virgo supercluster.

What Is a Planet?

This video segment, adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, presents the ongoing debate over the definition of a planet, including the status of Pluto

Why Doesn't the Moon Fall Down?

Subjects: Astronomy, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14
Posted: Jul. 16, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
In this animated video segment adapted from NASA, astronomer Doris Daou explains how the forces of speed and gravity keep the Moon in a constant orbit around Earth.

Monster Black Hole in Galaxy M84

This animation by Thomas Goertel of the Space Telescope Science Institute is an artist's conception of a spiral galaxy harboring a super-massive black hole. Observe how the material rotates faster the closer it is to the nucleus.

Hubble Telescope: Looking Deep

This video segment adapted from the Space Telescope Science Institute shows what the Hubble telescope found when it stared at a single, nearly empty spot in the sky for 10 days in 1995. The unexpected result was a picture of a multitude of galaxies stretching into the distance.

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