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Lecture 4. Stellar Graveyards- White Dwarfs, NS & BH

Lecture 4. Stellar Graveyards- White Dwarfs, NS & BH

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An Introduction to Astronomy:Stars and Galaxies
University of SydneyCentre for Continuing EducationSpring 2005
Lecture 4
Stellar graveyards:neutron stars and black holes
 
Outline
Neutron stars: pulsars
X-ray binaries
Millisecond pulsars
Black holes
General relativity and general weirdness
 
Last lecture, we learned how the core of a massivestar exploding in a supernova is left as a tiny remnantof extremely high density neutrons.But this
neutron star 
is only 10 km across. How do weever detect such a small remnant from the Earth?Even if it were extremely hot, its tiny size wouldmake it so faint as to be essentially invisible.

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