Stellar Corpses—Diamonds in the Sky
Lecture no. 16 from the course: The Life and Death of Stars
Taught by Professor Keivan G. Stassun | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Analyze three major types of stellar remains. Low mass stars like the sun leave behind white dwarfs, composed of carbon in a compact diamond-like state. Heavier stars collapse into super-dense neutron stars. And stars weighing more than 20 solar masses end as bizarre black holes.