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- Galaxy formation
- Structure of the sun
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- Star formation
- Star types by size, color and life cycle
- Astronomical units and light years
- Stars as a source of light
- Inner planets
- Outer planets
- Dwarf planets
- Asteroids, meteorites and comets
- Formation of the moon
1. Galaxy Formation: Spiral, Elliptical & Irregular Galaxies
The Big Bang resulted in the formation of many galaxies. Learn about the definition of a galaxy, as well as the three different types of galaxies: spiral, elliptical, and irregular.
2. Structure of the Sun
Life on Earth is possible thanks to the energy of its closest star, the Sun. Discover the structure and layers of the sun, including the inner layers such as the core, radiative zone, convective zone, and the outer layers, such as the photosphere, chromosphere, and corona, and find out which layers you can see from Earth.
3. Stages of the Sun's Life Cycle
There are billions of stars in the sky, but none as important to Earth as the sun. Learn about the stages of the sun's life cycle, from birth, to its time as a main sequence star, to its eventual death.
4. Star Formation: Main Sequence, Dwarf & Giant Stars
There are many different types of stars in the universe, including main sequence, dwarf, and giant stars . Learn about these different types and more, as well as the star life cycle, from formation until the end of their life.
5. Types of Stars by Size, Color and Life Cycle
Not all stars are the same. Learn about the different types of stars, and explore their sizes, colors, temperatures, and life cycles. Review spectral classifications and identify classes of stars.
6. Astronomical Units & Light Years: Definition & Examples
Specialized measurements and units are employed to explore the magnitude of astronomy. Learn how astronomical units, light years, and parsecs are used to describe distances and map the stars.
7. Stars as a Source of Light: Definition & Explanation
The stars that we see in the night sky actually serve as sources of light to their local regional solar system. Learn more about the definition of what a star is, how fusion reactions make the stars shine, and why we are able to see moons and planets in the night sky.
8. Inner Planets of the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are the solar system's inner planets. Explore each of these terrestrial planets, learn how they are unique, and understand how they differ from the solar system's outer planets.
9. Outer Planets of the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
There are four outer planets in our solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Learn about each of these gas giants mass, number of moons and other facts.
10. Dwarf Planets of the Solar System: Pluto, Eris, Haumea & Ceres
The dwarf planets of the solar system are those that are shaped like a planet but their size isn't big enough to clear the space around them. Learn what a planet and a dwarf planet are, discover why Pluto had to leave the league of planets and was downgraded to a dwarf planet, and find out about the currently classified dwarf planets in our solar system: Pluto, Eris, Ceres, Haumea, and Makemake.
11. Asteroids, Meteorites & Comets: Definitions and Characteristics
When Big Bang happened, it left a lot of space debris which we know as asteroids, meteorites, and comets. Learn about the definition and characteristics of those spatial matters and see how likely it is for them to impact Earth.
12. Formation of the Moon: Theories
The Moon has captivated people's attention through time, and there are four main theories about its formation. Explore the four major theories on the formation of the Moon, including the fission theory, capture theory, condensation theory, and giant impact theory, and look at both supporting evidence and flaws found in these theories.
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