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Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy

University of Rochester via Coursera

Overview

An introduction to modern astronomy's most important questions. The four sections of the course are Planets and Life in The Universe; The Life of Stars; Galaxies and Their Environments; The History of The Universe.

Syllabus

Are we alone in the Universe?
-Planets and Life in The Universe - Exoplanets searches, exoplanet census, astrobiology

How do Stars Evolve and Die?
-The Life of Stars - Star formation, fusion and stellar middle age, black holes and stellar death-

What Exists Outside our Galaxy?
-Galaxies and Their Environments - Galaxy types, Active Galactic Nuclei, Clusters of Clusters of Galaxies

What is the Fate of the Universe?
-The History of The Universe - Why the Big Bang? A History of Time, What Happened Before the Big Bang

Taught by

Adam Frank

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  • Kristina Šekrst completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This is a nice course divided into four modules dealing with four main questions: Are we alone in the Universe? How do Stars Evolve and Die? What Exists Outside our Galaxy? What is the Fate of the Universe? Although only 4 weeks long, each module covers...

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