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24 July 2011

Pool Fun & Supernovas

My wife grabbed a video of some students having fun at a nearby pool today, and it immediately struck me as a good illustration of what happens in a supernova. You might remember that I have several times HIGHLY recommended the online lectures from Alex Filippenko’s Introduction to Astronomy course at U.C.  Berkeley (sadly no longer available online*). I think learned more astronomy from those lectures than the two college …


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