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Chapter 20 Homework

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Scholars Online Astronomy - Chapter 20: The Death of Stars


Reading Preparation

Reading: Astronomy, Chapter 20: Stellar Evolution: the Deaths of Stars

Study Guide

Key Formulae to Know

No significant formulae in this chapter.

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: The End of the Star

Study Activity

Planetarium Program: Use your planetarium program to investigate the following objects:

  • The Milky Way core (find star HIP86919). Use the options in your program to examine the core in different wavelengths and if possible, examine Chandra X-ray images and compare them with Hubble images.

    Website of the Week: Study the animations of Supernova 1987a based on X-ray emissions photographs from the Chandra orbiting laboratory.

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.