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Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (ASTRO 801)

Author: Penn State University - College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Subject: Earth and Mineral Sciences
Source: OPEN.ED @PSU
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Walking up and down the hallways of Davey Lab at Penn State, you can find astronomers searching for and characterizing exoplanets, monitoring supernovae and other exploding stars, and measuring the details of the accelerating expansion of the Universe to determine the nature of dark energy. In Astro 801, we learn that with only the ability to measure the light from these distant, unreachable objects, we can still determine how the Solar System, stars, galaxies, and the Universe formed and evolved since the Big Bang.

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