Earth in the Universe

Earth in the Universe

Volume 1

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Galaxies & the expanding universe: Experience the cosmic wonder of a universe expanding at phenomenal rates, as discovered by Edwin Hubble in the 1920s. Be dazzled by the Hubble Space Telescope's sighting of an incomprehensible number of clustered galaxies throughout the cosmos. This awe-inspiring view of astronomy is put in context by comparisons to the grains of sand on earth and by an imaginary trip to the edge of the known universe and back.
Stars, light years & the Milky Way: In order for viewers to grasp the size of Earth's galaxy, this program first lays out the concept of light years. Comparisons with earthly time frames helps viewers understand that the light from distant stars is actually elapsed cosmic time. Galaxies are composed of billions of stars interspersed with regions of gas and dust clouds, called nebulae. Pulsars, black holes, and the formation and destruction of stars give a stunning overview of the galactic environs and its components.
The solar system: outer gas planets: Retracing the Voyager spacecrafts' journeys, visit the distant, gaseous planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the many rings and moons newly discovered on these incredible flybys. Viewers will be swept along by dazzling images from live-action and computer-generated filming. Some of the large moons have volcanoes or icy mantles as impressive as the planets'. The program concludes with speculations about future visits to Pluto and Mars and what may be learned from them. Throughout the voyage, the wonder of Earth's neighborhood never fails to astonish.
The solar system: sun & inner rock planets: Explore the inner part of Earth's solar system, starting with the Sun and its structure. Fly over and experience the contours of Mercury, Venus, and Mars, and learn how gravity and momentum keep the planets orbiting around the Sun elliptically, as first revealed by Kepler. Earth's uniquely balanced attributes, such as a favorable distance from the Sun, rotation for a suitable climate, flowing water, the perfect size for optimum gravity, a protective magnetic field, make it both beautiful and the only planet capable of supporting life.
Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781467644730
Branch Call Number: VIEW 523.1 EARTH
Characteristics: 1 video media player (1 hr.) : digital ; 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in

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