Dying Breaths—Cepheids and Supernovae
Lecture no. 17 from the course: The Life and Death of Stars
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.