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Understanding the universe. Part 5, discs 9-10 : an introduction to astronomy.

Filippenko, Alexei V. (Added Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author).
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Great courses (DVD).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: Springfield, VA : Teaching Co., 2007.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part 5 of 8, lectures 49-60, Discs 9-10. Disc 9. 49. Solar neutrinos, probes of the Sun's core -- 50. Brown dwarfs and free-floating planets -- 51. Our Sun's brilliant future -- 52. White dwarfs and nova eruptions -- 53. Exploding stars, celestial fireworks! -- 54. White dwarf supernovae, stealing to explode -- Disc 10. 55. Core-collapse supernovae, gravity wins -- 56. The brightest supernova in nearly 400 years -- 57. The corpses of massive stars -- 58. Einstein's General Theory of Relativity -- 59. Warping of space and time -- 60. Black hones, abandon hope, ye who enter.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lectures delivered by Alex Filippenko.
Summary, etc.:
Lectures designed to provide a non-technical description of modern astronomy, including the structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole. The new discoveries reported in the 2003 course are integrated and recent findings (through mid-2006) are included.
System Details Note:
Subject: Digital recordings.
Solar system.
Genre: Instructional films.

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