Lecture no. 15 from the course: The Life and Death of Stars
Taught by Professor Keivan G. Stassun | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Stars like the sun end as white dwarfs, surrounded by an envelope of expelled material called a planetary nebula. Explore the complicated and beautiful structure of these dying outbursts. Then investigate the spectacular end of the most massive stars, which explode as supernovae, forging the elements of life in their violent demise.