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ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Low Mass, Solar Mass, Planetary Nebula
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Lecture 15: Types of Stars: Low Mass Stars - Scientists separated stars into two categories: 1. Low Mass Stars 2. High Mass Stars I. Evolution of Low Mass Star - Up to 8 solar masses. - Hydrogen fuses into hel...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Figure Skating, Molecular Cloud, Protostar
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Lecture 14: Stellar Evolution I. Intro - Stars do not last forever. - Mass determines the lifespan of a star. - Scientists are able to figure out the stages a star goes through by taking various measurements using ...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Degenerate Matter, Solar Mass, Low Mass
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Lecture 16: Types of Stars: High Mass Stars I. Evolution of High Mass Stars - Over 8 solar masses. - Has roughly the same development as Low Mass Stars but only faster. - Needs 600 million Kelvin to fuse carbon into...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Spectroscopy, Black Body
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Lecture 12: The Stars I. Basics 1. Measuring the distances to "close by" stars using the parallax. 2. Chemical composition using spectroscopy. 3. Surface temperature using the black body curves. => Color - R...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Orbital Period, Lunar Eclipse, Binary Star
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Lecture 13: Binary Stars I. Intro - Two stars that affect each other via gravity. => two stars orbiting a gravitational point between them. - First introduced by William Herschel in 1802. - They are used...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Voyager 2, Correlation Does Not Imply Causation, Moons Of Saturn
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Lecture 10: The Jovian Planets (Part II): I. Saturn - Have bright (made of ice) and gorgeous rings. - Very visible rings. - Has the second largest volume (Jupiter 1st). - Second massive planet in solar system. - S...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Strong Interaction, Chromosphere, Coronal Mass Ejection
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Lecture 11: The Sun I. Basics: - Sun rules the solar system. - 99.8% mass of solar system belongs to the Sun. - 0.1% belongs to Jupiter. - 0.1% belongs to Others. - Very enormous and without the Sun, human beings ...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Isaac Newton, Human Body, Human Body Temperature
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Lecture 8: Light I. Intro Analyzing starlight and other types of radiation, we get a lot of information about stars and galaxies. What is Light? => In 17th Century, Issac Newton defined light as a stream of tiny particle...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Giant Planet, Orbital Period, Eugenius Warming
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Lecture 9: The Jovian Planets (Part I): I. Intro AKA Gas Giants Characteristics: 1. Large size and large mass 2. Less dense 3. Many moons 4. Has rings 5. Huge atmospheres 6. Farther away from the Sun Much cooler 7. Much...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Northern Hemisphere, Great Circle, Equinox
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find more resources at oneclass.com Lecture 2: Observing the Sky I. Basics - Horizon => A flat tangent to the Earth's surface where the observer is standing. - Zenith => point on the celestial sphere directly ab...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Orbital Speed, Semi-Major And Semi-Minor Axes, Hershel Greene
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find more resources at oneclass.com Lecture 4: History of Astronomy I. History of Astronomy (Part II) - Tycho de Brahe => Believed that some stars orbits the Sun and some stars orbit the Earth. ...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Thermosphere, Outer Core, Plate Tectonics
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find more resources at oneclass.com Lecture 6 Solar System: Planets (Part I) I. Recap - Two types of Planets: 1. Terrestrial Planets => Earth the largest; Venus; Mercury the smallest. => Solid ...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Sun-2, Asteroid Belt, Radiometric Dating
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find more resources at oneclass.com Lecture 5: Solar System: Intro I. Basics - Solar system consists of: 1. Sun 2. 8 Planets 3. Moons 4. Asteroids 5. Dwarf Planets 6. Comets - Total Mass = 100% ...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Scientific Notation, Astronomical Unit, Celestial Spheres
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find more resources at oneclass.com Chapter 1: Introduction to Astronomy I. Scientific Method: - Scientist makes: => Hypothesis - if no contradiction found => physical law. - Scientific Theory: ...

Astronomy
ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac
ASTR 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Iron Oxide, Orbital Period, Solar Time
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find more resources at oneclass.com Lecture 7: Solar System: Planets (Part II) 3. Mercury - Surface is similar to the Moon's (many craters) and no Maria. - Smallest planet. - Closest to the Sun. - Most ellipti...

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ASTR 1100
Jana Kolac

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