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The Stars (04:39)

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Astronomers examine stars with telescopes, radio telescopes, and satellites. The Universe is made up of a vacuum and galaxies are scattered. Because of gravity, clouds of dust and gas begin to rotate becoming smaller and smaller.

The Sun (02:21)

The sun is located on the outskirts of the Milky Way. The solar system contains Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, and Pluto. The sun will evolve into a red giant and consume the four closest planets.

Kinds of Stars (02:18)

The brighter the star the quicker it will consume its energy resources. Learn about red giants, white dwarfs, supernovas, neutron stars, and black holes.

Summary (02:58)

Because of gravity, clouds of dust and gas begin to rotate becoming smaller and smaller. The sun will transform into a red giant and consume the four closest planets. Black holes occur after a large star explodes after using up its energy resources.

Credits: What Are Stars? (00:39)

Credits: What Are Stars?

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What Are Stars?

Part of the Series : Just the Facts Astronomy Essentials Series
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Description

The Milky Way is made up of approximately 15 billion stars. What are stars, and how are they formed? This program will discuss that and more, including our most famous star: the Sun. We’ll also learn about the planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. 

Length: 15 minutes

Item#: BVL155126

Copyright date: ©2013

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