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Dying Breaths—Cepheids and Supernovae

Lecture no. 17 from the course: The Life and Death of Stars

Dying Breaths—Cepheids and Supernovae

Taught by Professor Keivan G. Stassun | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Stars vary in brightness during their final phases. Study two phenomena that allow astronomers to measure distances with great accuracy across vast reaches of space: Cepheid variable stars and white dwarf supernovae. Zoom in on the processes that produce these valuable cosmic yardsticks.


May 2, 2016
Very good presentation. I have seen a lot of lectures on astronomy but this one really covers areas I haven't seen before and in a very user friendly manner.