Eclipses of Stars—Truth in the Shadows
Lecture no. 10 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
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.