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About the Course

What is a black hole? Do they really exist? How do they form? How are they related to stars? What would happen if you fell into one? How do you see a black hole if they emit no light? What’s the difference between a black hole and a really dark star? Could a particle accelerator create a black hole? Can a black hole also be a worm hole or a time machine? In Astro 101: Black Holes, you will explore the concepts behind black holes. Using the theme of black holes, you will learn the basic ideas of astronomy, relativity, and quantum physics. After completing this course, you will be able to: • Describe the essential properties of black holes. • Explain recent black hole research using plain language and appropriate analogies. • Compare black holes in popular culture to modern physics to distinguish science fact from science fiction. • Describe the application of fundamental physical concepts including gravity, special and general relativity, and quantum mechanics to reported scientific observations. • Recognize different types of stars and distinguish which stars can potentially become black holes. • Differentiate types of black holes and classify each type as observed or theoretical. • Characterize formation theories associated with each type of black hole. • Identify different ways of detecting black holes, and appropriate technologies associated with each detection method. • Summarize the puzzles facing black hole researchers in modern science....

Top reviews


Jul 30, 2020

i love this course, everything from knowledge to the visual and scientific data, this course amazed me.

i thanking to all the person in this course to sharing this knowledge in such an amazing way


Jul 26, 2020

It is an Excellent course , with no math assignments, if you want to learn Black holes Definitely, this is the course for you , i am looking for another course from same team. Excellent Team Effort.

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By mandy B e

Oct 11, 2020

i love and i have learn a lot from this class

By Sarah G

Jun 11, 2020

One of the best courses I have taken on Coursera!

By Astute C

Jan 11, 2022

A really great lecture series on black holes.

By Guy H

May 4, 2020

Awesome course, with very good professors

By Jagriti V

Oct 22, 2021


By Robert W

Mar 12, 2021

Very enjoyable. Very good instructors

By Jannatul M

Oct 1, 2019

Just awesome I've learned many things

By Viduranga L

Oct 28, 2020

A great course. Thank you very much!

By Srinivasan 1

Jul 9, 2020

Excellent course and worth learning

By Veronica H

Apr 26, 2019

Really interesting and informative!

By Sehajdeep S B

Apr 19, 2020

Brilliantly explained . Loved it!!

By Meghna S

Jul 8, 2022

Very informative and entertaining

By Ian T

Feb 1, 2019

very good high level introduction

By Thiago V

Jan 27, 2019

very best course that I have seen

By Najma E

Aug 13, 2020

Best experience. A great work 👍

By Ghanashyam

Jul 13, 2022

IntrestInteresting Interesting

By Xiaocan L

Sep 13, 2019

A good introduction course.


May 26, 2022

V​ery interesting course !


Jun 28, 2020

Great course for beginners

By Kevin A

Aug 22, 2019

Nice informative course

By Diane A

Jul 18, 2022

Very good instructors

By Winston A W

Aug 31, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By Vivek A

Jan 11, 2020


By Moamen s

Feb 25, 2022

The Best Course ever

By Beatriz E Z P G

Jun 30, 2022

Excellent course