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Lifecycle of a Star

The beginning of a supernova explosion

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-12
Year: 1976
Subjects: General Science, Space Science

This NASA video segment describes the life cycle of a star. Viewers learn about the opposing forces on a star and the ways in which these forces change over time to create a red giant. The video also discusses what will happen when the sun becomes a red giant, evolves into a white dwarf, and eventually ends its life as a black stellar corpse.

Lifecycle of a Star
Duration: 4 minutes 18 seconds
> View QuickTime [14MB]

Other video learning clips in this series include:
The Universe Is Born
Scientists Use Observatories to Learn About the Sun
The Structure of the Sun and Solar Events
The Planets
A Look Beyond the Planets: Nebulae, Stars, Quasars and Galaxies
The Evolving Universe
Is There Life Out There?: NASA's Search Continues

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild