Astrophysics II

A gravitational mirage. Four separate bluish white images of the quasar HE0230-2130 are seen. The two fuzzy reddish objects are the galaxies that cause the mirage. Image taken with the Baade 6.5-m telescope. (Image courtesy of Professor Scott Burles. Used with permission.)


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Fall 2004



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This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics. Topics include galactic dynamics, groups and clusters on galaxies, phenomenological cosmology, Newtonian cosmology, Roberston-Walker models, and galaxy formation.

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Paul Schechter. 8.902 Astrophysics II. Fall 2004. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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