Items Tagged as "universe"

Unraveling the Universe

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

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

Time-lapse of Starry Night Sky

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

Observatory

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

Moonrise

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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.

Galaxies

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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?

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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
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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

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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

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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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