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Eclipses of Stars—Truth in the Shadows

Lecture no. 10 from the course: The Life and Death of Stars

Eclipses of Stars—Truth in the Shadows

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

Investigate the remarkable usefulness of eclipses. When our moon passes in front of a star or one star eclipses another, astronomers can gather a treasure trove of data, such as stellar diameters. Eclipses also allow astronomers to identify planets orbiting other stars.

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