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Stars, black holes and galaxies

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Birth of starsAccreting mass due to gravity simulationChallenge: Modeling Accretion DisksBecoming a red giantWhite and black dwarfsStar field and nebula imagesLifecycle of massive starsSupernova (supernovae)Supernova clarificationBlack holesSupermassive black holes
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QuasarsQuasar correctionGalactic collisions
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Parallax in observing starsStellar parallaxStellar distance using parallaxStellar parallax clarificationParsec definition
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Cepheid variables 1Why cepheids pulsateWhy gravity gets so strong near dense objects

About this unit

Our universe is defined by stars. This topic explores how they came to be and where they end up. This includes a discussion of black holes and galaxies.