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CLIP 13913

How big is the biggest star? (animation)

How big is the biggest star? (animation)

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Key Info
  • How big is the biggest star? (animation)
  • Duration: 00:37
  • Tim O'Brien is Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory. Colourful animations accompany his description of the biggest star which is about 4000 light years away from Earth. If this star were at the centre of our Solar System instead of the Sun, it would reach the orbit of Saturn.
  • Subject:



    The Earth and Beyond

  • Keywords: Stargazing, biggest, star, Canis Majoris, light years, size, Solar System
Ideas for use in class
  • This can be used as a plenary when learning about the size of the Earth, Sun and Moon or when comparing the sizes of planets in the Solar System.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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