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Is there a center of the universe? - Marjee Chmiel and Trevor Owens


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It’s been a long road to the discovery that Earth is not the center of the Solar System, the Milky Way, or the universe; great thinkers from Aristotle to Bruno have grappled with it for millennia. But if we aren't at the center of the universe, what is? Marjee Chmiel and Trevor Owens discuss where we stand in the (very) big scheme of things.

So now that you know that in our expanding universe we can’t locate a center, what would you say are the three most important scientific contributions mentioned in the video that helped us get to that answer? Justify each of your selections.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Marjee Chmiel, Trevor Owens
  • Animator Qa'ed Mai
  • Narrator Michelle Snow

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