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U OF MASTRO 142Joel BregmanFall

ASTRO 142 Chapter 15: Chapter15ReadingMemo

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Galaxies must have formed, perhaps within a billion years after the big bang. Local group: dominated by the milky way and the andromeda. Nearest cluste
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U OF MASTRO 142Joel BregmanFall

ASTRO 142 Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: Galaxy Formation And Evolution, Sound Horizon, Great Attractor

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Newtonian model: assumed the existence of an infinite space, filled uniformly with an infinite number of stars. Hoped that this would solve the problem
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U OF MASTRO 142Joel BregmanFall

ASTRO 142 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Baryogenesis, Conservation Law, Shape Of The Universe

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Little was known about the conditions of the early universe prior to 1965. Eddington: infinitely distant, nearly static initial state. Milne: special r
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U OF MASTRO 142Joel BregmanFall

ASTRO 142 Chapter Notes - Chapter 16: Higgs Boson, False Vacuum, Particle Horizon

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Surface beyond which we cannot see: horizon. Any two objects in the universe can be casually connected and influence one another if the(cid:455) are (c
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U OF MASTRO 220AllFall

ASTRO 220 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Observable Universe, Millisecond Pulsar, Usable Fuel

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U OF MASTRO 101AllWinter

ASTRO 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Devonian, Drake Equation, Stromatolite

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U OF MASTRO 142Joel BregmanFall

ASTRO 142 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Virial Theorem, Accelerating Expansion Of The Universe, Energy Density

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Hubble constant: describes the rate of expansion of the universe: similar to velocity, sets the basic time and length scales for the universe. Curvatur
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U OF MASTRO 142Joel BregmanFall

ASTRO 142 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Gravitational Redshift, Spiral Galaxy, Redshift

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Spectroscopy: measurement of the quantity of light energy at each wavelength or frequency. Particular lines present in a spectrum can identify its comp
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U OF MASTRO 142Joel BregmanFall

ASTRO 142 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Supermassive Black Hole, Gravitational Time Dilation, Gravitational Redshift

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Death of a supermassive star results in collapse: black hole. Escape velocity: velocity required for an object to overcome the gravitational pull at th
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U OF MASTRO 142Joel BregmanFall

ASTRO 142 Chapter Notes - Chapter 17: Measurement Problem, Cosmological Constant, Time Travel

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Quantum mechanics governs the world at the smallest scales, the level of particles, atoms, and molecules, while general relativity, as a theory of grav
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U OF MASTRO 142Joel BregmanFall

ASTRO 142 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Hyperbolic Geometry, Friedmann Equations, Cosmological Constant

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U OF MASTRO 102Michael C. Lo PrestoWinter

ASTRO 102 Chapter 3: The Science of Astronomy

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The greek geocentric model of the cosmos the idea that. Synthesized that retrograde motion was caused by planets looping in their own circles thus look
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