A Star is Born: Understanding the Stellar Life Cycle | Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2020

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  • Published on:  6/25/2020
  • Via an exploration into different kinds of stars based on mass and temperature, I attempt to answer a fundamental and fascinating question: how did human life originate from the stars? Are you made of starstuff? What does that mean?

    Watch this video to learn the answers to these questions, and leave some more questions/doubts/discussion prompts in the comments down below!

    I hope you enjoy the video! If you do, and you learned more about the stars (whilst appreciating your amazing self), please do like, comment, and share this video with as many people as you can! Since the entire video was written, filmed and edited by me, feel free to screenshot any part of the video for personal learning!

    #breakthroughjuniorchallenge
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    Credits:
    A huge thank you to my parents, Eika and Siddharth, for the inspiration, encouragement, and communication aid. Thank you to my sister, Tavishee, for tirelessly shooting the videos with beautiful frames. Thank you to Kevin for helping me execute the Cosmic Stellar Battle graphics and the company I needed to get through this. Finally, a huge thank you to Mridula, Mehr, Nikki, Sid, Anusha, Ishaan, Shanaya, Vidyut, Varun, Kriti, Dingu, Aishwarya, Tanya, Alizeh, Sera, Anthony, Ryan, Amresh Uncle, Tanmay Uncle and Challenger for the incredibly useful and specific feedback to make the video even better.

    Research:
    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Evolution of Star Chart)
    https://astro.unl.edu/classaction/outlines/stellarevolution/stellar_evol.html
    Kurzgesagt (Neutron Stars - The Most Extreme Things that are not Black Holes)
    https://www.201tube.com/video/udFxKZRyQt4/video.html
    NASA (Why the Sun Won't Become a Black Hole)
    https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2019/why-the-sun-wont-become-a-black-hole
    Trillion Thoughts (Life cycle of star | Stellar evolution)
    https://www.201tube.com/video/PbbgGLQm_FY/video.html
    Professor Dave Explains (The Life and Death of Stars: White Dwarfs, Supernovae, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes)
    https://www.201tube.com/video/4xIQGbYur9Q/video.html
    Sciencing (7 Main Stages of a Star)
    https://sciencing.com/7-main-stages-star-8157330.html
    Space.com (Main Sequence Stars: Definition & Life Cycle)
    https://www.space.com/22437-main-sequence-stars.html#:~:text=A%20higher%2Dmass%20star%20may,for%20only%2020%20million%20years.
    Swinburne University (Core-Collapse)
    https://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/C/Core-collapse
    Science Alert (We Finally Know What Elements Are Contained in an Exploded Supernova)
    https://www.sciencealert.com/element-map-supernova-remnant-cassiopeia-a-chandra-x-ray

    Audio:
    Background Music Info: Inspiring Science Technology Documentary by R-Production
    Music Link: https://www.201tube.com/video/a7DXflGWBcA/video.html
    kenssd (Back To The Future Twinkle Chime Ringtone Text Notification)
    https://www.201tube.com/video/gt_8Heme49w/video.html

    Visuals/Editing: StickPNG, Google Drawings, DaVinci Resolve 16 & Inkscape
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