Basic Concepts

From the course by Princeton University
Imagining Other Earths
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From the lesson
Properties of Stars
Stars are remarkably simple objects: their mass and age determine the basic properties. This lecture discusses how we determine the distance and luminosity of stars and how this relates to the Star’s size and temperature.

Meet the Instructors

  • David Spergel
    David Spergel
    Charles Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation and Chair
    Department of Astrophysics