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Cygnus X-1

Doppler studies of this blue supergiant in Cygnus indicate a period of 5.6 days in orbit around an unseen companion. The mass of the companion is calculated to be 8-10 solar masses, much too large to ...

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The discovery of pulsars

How pulsars were discovered by accident in 1967 by student Jocelyn Bell Burnell, and more information on pulsars and neutron stars.

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Virtual trips to black holes and neutron stars

Images and short films of what you would see traveling through black holes.

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The Birth of Stars and Protoplanetary Systems

The James Webb Space Telescope will be able to peer into the infra red and learn more about how star begin and planets form.

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Astronomy Web Simulations

Simulations of star systems: stellar parallax and binary stars.

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Parallax

A nearby star's apparent movement against the background of more distant stars as the Earth revolves around the Sun is referred to as parallax.

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Eclipsing Binary Stars

A rich resource with many links to others, about binary star systems. A wealth of resources. Software to download, including Mac format.

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ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source

The homepage of the world's leading pulsed neutron source

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Autobiography of Bertram N. Brockhouse

Bertram N. Brockhouse (1918 - ) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1994 for pioneering contributions to the development of neutron scattering techniques for studies of condensed matter. In ...

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Twinkle twinkle little star

Why do stars twinkle and is it true that planets don't?

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