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Stars and Interstellar Objects

Videos here should concern objects and phenomena outside the solar system, but at a scale smaller than a galaxy, generally located between stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. This includes things like stars and their types, and also star clusters, nebulae, etc. Constellations have their own category.

There are 12 videos in this category and 133 videos in 8 subcategories.

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Ages: 6 - 18
Stars Song
From vimeo.com, produced by Simple Science
This three minute animation and song explain what stars are and how they "work."
January 11, 2012 at 08:45 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
The Origin of Our First Interstellar Visitor | Space Time
From YouTube, produced by PBS Space Time
We were recently visited by a traveler from outside our solar system. This is the first time we’ve ever seen an object that came to us from interstellar space. (11:35)
June 17, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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Ages: 3 - 18
Seeing Stars
From YouTube
This is the first video from a list of 12. You may wish to explore all of them. The Seeing Stars video is 4:25 and shows some stars and what colors mean as well as other facts that should provide students a good introduction into astronomy. Good imag... [more]
May 15, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Space School - Strange Things In Space
From YouTube, produced by Space School
Far beyond Earth in the endless expanses of space, mysterious objects are hiding: black holes, quasars and dark matter. (04:57)
June 8, 2011 at 11:23 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Narrowing the Search for Dark Matter
From YouTube
Scientists have further narrowed the search for a hypothetical particle that could be dark matter, the mysterious stuff that makes up 80 percent of all the mass in the universe. This video from NASA Astrophysics presents the new results, compiled fro... [more]
April 5, 2012 at 07:17 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
StarGazer 6 - Timelapse Starry Skies
From YouTube, produced by JCDMI
Here's the next installment of amazing night sky scenes, filmed in and around Santa Clarita, California during the latter half of 2011. Students will love the real life footage of these amazing scenes. This is a great resource to help build backgroun... [more]
July 13, 2012 at 08:33 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Rogue Planet Discovered!
From YouTube, produced by scishow
Today Hank brings us the news of a unique astronomical discovery - a rogue planet. He also allays our fears of an apocalyptic collision with Earth. So, this new planet is awesome, but it needs a different name - CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9 isn't reall... [more]
November 14, 2012 at 08:22 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Graphic Illustration of Star Size in Comparison to Other Planets
From YouTube, produced by morn1415 on YouTube
This is an animation illustrating the size of stars in comparison with Earth and the other planets.  This clip shows the vast sizes in an extremely graphical way. (02:34).
January 4, 2011 at 05:50 AM
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Ages: unspecified
What Shooting Stars Are
From YouTube, produced by WatchMojo
In 2:40 this video interview is  about the shooting lights in the night's sky and what they are and when is the best time of year to see them. A good video to get students interested in studying the night sky.
April 5, 2011 at 12:14 AM
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Ages: 6 - 18
A Solar System is Born
From howstuffworks.com, produced by How Stuff Works
This two minute video suggests what could triggers a star-making process. It explains the importance of gravity and what happens when space objects collide.
August 14, 2011 at 02:27 PM
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