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The Universe Is Born

Illustration of the primeval atom from which the universe may have originated

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

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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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

Page Last Updated: December 15th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild