Far Beyond the Stars: Stellar Evolution, Black Holes, and Binary Stars (Video): Spanish Language Astronomy Materials Education Center

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Title: Far Beyond the Stars: Stellar Evolution, Black Holes, and Binary Stars (Video)

Author: Luis de la Hidalga Ç TV UNAM

Script: Norma Ávila y Luis de la Hidalga

Production: 1998

Content Assessor: Julieta Fierro

Suggested academic level to use the video: Junior High School

This video consists of three parts. The first part is called Stellar Evolution. Here Julieta Fierro tells the audience about the life of stars, how they are born, and how they die. The second part of the video is called Black Holes. This part talks about the escape velocity of the Earth, light, and explains how gravity is related to the formation of black holes. The third part of the video is called Binary Stars and explains binary stars and how common they are in the Universe.

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This video consists of three parts. The first part is called Stellar Evolution and lasts 9’11’’. Here Julieta Fierro tells the audience about the life of stars, how they are born, and how they die. She also talks about the fuel they use and what happens when they burn it all. The second part of the video is called Black Holes and has lasts 10’54’’. This part talks about the escape velocity of the Earth, light, and explains how gravity is related to the formation of black holes and the way astronomers detect them. It also explains what happens before crossing event horizon. The third part of the video is called Binary Stars and lasts 9’07’’. This part explains binary stars and how common they are in the Universe. At the end, it is explained how astronomers measure their spinning velocities, diameters, masses, and the direction they orbit each other.

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