The Universe Is Born
Illustration of the primeval atom from which the universe may have originated

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators
Grades: 5-12
Year: 1976


This NASA video segment describes the origin of the universe and explains the formation of stars. Viewers learn that stars are formed by condensed hydrogen gas, that thermonuclear reactions within stars create new stars, and that most stars travel in clusters. Continuous color animation, supported by audio descriptions, illustrates these processes.

The Universe Is Born
Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Universe DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.


Other video learning clips in this series include:
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
Lifecycle of a Star
The Evolving Universe
Is There Life Out There?: NASA's Search Continues