The Birth and Death of Stars
by James Schombert
Publisher: University of Oregon 2008
Stars are directly, or indirectly, the source of all the energy necessary to sustain life on our world. This course will study the birth, evolution and death of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, with a particular emphasis on the underlying science behind stellar and galactic evolution, the observational aspect to astronomy and our knowledge of how the Universe operates on the stellar scale.
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