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Runaway Universe

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

How Big is the Universe?
In this article, cosmologist Brent Tully addresses several aspects of the universe, including whether it has a boundary. An animation shows how galaxies separate with the passage of time in three different universe models. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 9-12)

Birth of a Supernova
This interactive feature demonstrates, step-by-step, the sequence of events that results in Type Ia and Type II supernovae. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Tour the Universe
Tour the Earth's galactic neighborhood in this interactive feature that takes you on a virtual 3-dimensional tour of nearby galaxies and galaxy clusters. (Requires Virtual Reality Modelling Language plug-in. Additional system requirements are listed.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Moving Targets (Hot Science)
Learn how the Doppler effect works and determine stellar velocities in this interactive online activity. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 6-8)

History of the Universe
Learn about the universe's past, present, and possible future in this interactive timeline. (Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Spin a Spiral Galaxy
Spin a spiral galaxy on two axes in this interactive feature, learning how a galaxy can appear to be elliptical or round or some other shape, depending on your vantage point. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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Program Transcript
Complete narration for the TV program.

Teacher's Guide
Runaway Universe
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