General Relativity 4 - The Life Story of Stars

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Abstract

The mathematical predictions made by scientists tell a story of the life and death of stars.

Learning Outcomes:

• How the Hertzsprung-Russel diagram describes the life cycle of stars.

• Depending on its mass, how a star ends its life as a white dwarf star, a neutron star, or a black hole, and where super novas fit in.

• How the mathematical predictions of white dwarf stars, super novas, and neutron stars are slowly verified by the advancement of the astronomical equipment used by astronomers.