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The [course_title] is specially designed to focus on three particularly interesting areas of astronomy that are advancing very rapidly such as Extra-Solar Planets, Black Holes, and Dark Energy. This course will set you up with the current projects that intend to enhance your understanding significantly over the next few years. The course explores not just what is known, but also the unknown facts, including how astronomers are trying to figure out more about Astrophysics.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Yale University

Course Curriculum

Module: 1
1. Introduction 00:47:00
2. Planetary Orbits 00:51:00
3. Our Solar System and the Pluto Problem 00:46:00
4. Discovering Exoplanets: Hot Jupiters 00:47:00
5. Planetary Transits 00:49:00
6. Microlensing, Astrometry and Other Methods 00:47:00
7. Direct Imaging of Exoplanets 00:47:00
8. Introduction to Black Holes 00:44:00
Module: 2
9. Special and General Relativity 00:48:00
10. Tests of Relativity 00:45:00
11. Special and General Relativity (cont.) 00:41:00
12. Stellar Mass Black Holes 00:50:00
13. Stellar Mass Black Holes (cont.) 00:49:00
14. Pulsars 00:48:00
15. Supermassive Black Holes 00:47:00
16. Hubble’s Law and the Big Bang 00:51:00
Module: 3
17. Hubble’s Law and the Big Bang (cont.) 00:52:00
18. Hubble’s Law and the Big Bang (cont.) 00:50:00
19. Omega and the End of the Universe 00:49:00
20. Dark Matter 00:49:00
21. Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe and the Big Rip 00:46:00
22. Supernovae 00:47:00
23. Other Constraints: The Cosmic Microwave Background 00:47:00
24. The Multiverse and Theories of Everything 00:47:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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