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Did You Know: Recycling in the Universe

Did you know that the Sun is made of recycled matter from other stars?


Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with NASA’s Universe of Learning partners: Caltech/IPAC, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Sonoma State University.

  • Time-lapse of the Sun May 14-18, 2015 from the Solar Dynamics Observatory:  Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA. 

  • Multi-wavelength image of supernova remnant W49B:  X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/L.Lopez et al.; Infrared: Palomar; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA

Written by Margaret W. Carruthers
Designed by Leah Hustak and Dani Player
Editorial and design input from Dr. Brandon Lawton, Dr. Frank Summers, Timothy Rhue II, Claire Blome, and Leah Ramsay. 
Music courtesy of Music for Non-Profits 


All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!