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Friday, 14 January 2011

Yale: Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics, Lecture 3

ASTR 160 - Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics
Spring 2007
Source: Yale University, Open Yale Courses

After some comments about the problem set, professor Bailyn talks about momentum in a star-planet system (from about the sixth minute).  18th minute:  our solar system (slide show), trans-Neptunian objects, controversy about Pluto (32nd minute), comets.  Astronomy as an observational science, and classification of objects of the solar system in 6 categories.

See other lectures in this series.


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