We found 15 reviewed resources for binary star systems
The Truth About the Sun's 'Twin' and the Dinosaurs
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists are considering the possibility that our solar system may have had two suns. As it becomes more apparent that stars begin as twins, researchers build a stronger case for a binary solar system. This is an episode of a larger...
An Eclipsing Binary System with a Precessing Accretion Disk
11th - 12th
Students work together to complete an experiment over binary sources. They determine values for the orbital period of certain objects and interpret intensity changes. They also calculate a value for the period of precession of an...
Gravitational Wave Discovery! Evidence of Cosmic Inflation
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can scientists take a picture of the universe before the planets formed? Using telescopes and new technology, scientists take more detailed photos every few years. Cosmic inflation challenges our understanding of the early universe.