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Introductory Astronomy

L16 Milky Way.docx

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SCI238
Mike Fich
SCI238 Lecture Notes - White Dwarf, Density, Before Present

L18 galaxy masses:  rotation curve o works well for nearby, edge-on spiral galaxies o best measured from gas (HI or HII), needs orderly, systematic orbits o not applicable to faint or ellipti...

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SCI238
Mike Fich
SCI238 Lecture Notes - Quasar, Cygnus A, Starburst Galaxy

Galaxies: classified by their morphology (appearance/shape) - galaxies come in a wide range of types  spirals (like our own Milky Way): with spiral structure, disks, gas and dust, active star formation.  ...

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SCI238
Mike Fich
L15.docx

L15when the supernova explodes it expels heavy elements into space and produces new elements heavier than iron in the ejecta This is the only known process that makes these elementsall are small dense no fusion masses from...

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SCI238
Mike Fich
SCI238 Lecture Notes - Reaction Rate, Main Sequence, Cno Cycle

How are stars formed - born in clouds of interstellar gas, shine with energy produced by nuclear fusion in their cores, and die when they finally exhaust all sources of fuel for fusion. - The young...

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SCI238
Mike Fich
SCI238 Lecture Notes - Pioneer 10, Sun-2, Interstellar Travel

Lecture 21 Extraterrestrial Life Are We Alone?  Humans have speculated throughout history about life on other worlds. • it was assumed by many scientists & thinkers of the 17th & 18th Ce...

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SCI238
Mike Fich
SCI238 Lecture Notes - Main Sequence, Stellar Evolution, Cosmic Distance Ladder

13 - Star Clusters How do we measure stellar masses? (binary stars) - Newton’s version of Kepler’s third law o applied only when we can observe one object orbiting another, and it requires t...

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SCI238
Mike Fich
SCI238 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Fusion Power, Main Sequence, Inverse-Square Law

Lecture 12 Stars Brightness depends on distance amount of light it actually emits e.g. Betelgeuse emits 5000x as much light as Procyon because it’s much farther away Brightness vs. luminosit...

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SCI238
Mike Fich
SCI238 Lecture Notes - Neutrino, Solar Maximum, Solar Minimum

Leacture 11 Why does the Sun shine?  Nuclear fusion requires extremely high temperatures and densities  Recall that our Sun was born about 41 billion years ago from a collapsing cloud of interstellar g...

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SCI238
Mike Fich
SCI238 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Blueshift, Planetary Migration, Oort Cloud

Mars Mars lacks an ozone layer, so much of the Sun’s damaging ultra- violet radiation passes unhindered to the surface. Moon The lunar maria are generally circular because they are essentially flooded craters (and crate...

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SCI238
Mike Fich
Laboratory Basics - Reference Guides

Lab safety is the cornerstone principle in this compelling Guide. All international safety symbols are clearly defined, with all basic lab glassware and equipment depicted by text description and diagrams. The Guide also p...

ANAT - Anatomy
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