Astrophysics XSeries

What you will learn:
- An understanding of the biggest unsolved mysteries in astrophysics and how researchers are attempting to answer them
- Methods used to find and study exoplanets
- How scientists tackle challenging problems
- About white dwarfs, novae, supernovae, neutro stars and black holes and how quantum mechanics and relativity help explain these objects
- How astrophysicists investigate the origin, nature and fate of our universe

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Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe (edX)

Exploring the biggest mysteries of modern astrophysics. Despite spectacular recent progress, there is still a lot we don't know about our universe. We don't know why the Big Bang happened. We don't know what most of the universe is made of. We don't know whether there is life in [...]

Astrophysics: Cosmology (edX)

Exploring the origin, fate and nature of our universe. This course covers cosmology – the study of our entire universe. Where did the universe come from? How will it end? What is the nature of space and time? For the first time in human history, we can give [...]

Astrophysics: Exploring Exoplanets (edX)

Explore the mysteries of exoplanets - planets around other stars – in this introductory astrophysics course. The discovery of exoplanets is one of the greatest revolutions in modern astrophysics. Twenty years ago, we had no idea whether any of the countless stars out there beyond our solar system had [...]

Astrophysics: The Violent Universe (edX)

Explore the deadliest places in the universe, from black holes to supernovae. Interested in exploring the deadliest and most mysterious parts of our universe? Or, investigating black holes, which warp the very fabric of space-time around them? We will look at what we know about these objects, and also [...]