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Analyzing the Universe

Using publicly available data from NASA of actual satellite observations of astronomical x-ray sources, we explore some of the mysteries of the cosmos, including neutron stars, black holes, quasars and supernovae.

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014


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This introductory course surveys the universe of high-energy astrophysics. We explore cosmic x-ray sources, including binary stars, supernova remnants, and quasars. We analyze real satellite data and build models to explain the radiation patterns seen from these objects.


  • Dates: Jan 01, 2014 to Mar 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Terry A Matilsky
  • Institution: Coursera

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