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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.\n\ni 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 Alberto A M

Jul 22, 2020

Perfect to introduce, with a simple planification but really easy to get involved

By Andy E

Sep 24, 2020

Excellent introduction to some astrophysics basics & black holes in particular

By Aditya A

Jan 21, 2020

I've learned a lot about Space stuff from this course. I really enjoyed it !

By Samaya L

Jun 16, 2020

Great for students new to the concept, easily explains difficult concepts.

By Jeevika.S

Jun 14, 2020

It was an amazing experience. Gained a lot of knowledge about black holes.

By Devamrutha I S

Sep 12, 2020

An excellent course to attend. A complete study package on BLACK HOLES.

By Lynn

Jun 16, 2020

Excellent course with great explanations of hard to fathom principles!

By Vinit P

May 31, 2020

Best course to get some priliminary knowledge about Black holes.👍

By Neha R

Nov 15, 2020

Very clear and informative basic-level course on black holes!

By Nithyasree M

Nov 8, 2020

I really gain more knowledge about from the course thank you.


Aug 7, 2019

Cours très intéressant et à jour des dernières connaissances.

By Anirudh S

Oct 8, 2019

This is one of the best introductory course on Black holes.

By Francisco J D C

Jun 17, 2020

Beautiful course with very interesting information for me.

By Anand K s

Jun 1, 2019

I really like to study about universe ,

Thank you Coursera

By Kaito I

Jan 5, 2020

An excellent course that tackles fundamental principles

By Joseph V

Jun 21, 2020

Absolutely amazing, thanks a lot for all this journey

By Logan H

Apr 22, 2019

Great course! Very well laid out, and easy to follow!

By Jose A P P

May 14, 2020

Very interesting and well designed for beginners!!

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 Guy H

May 4, 2020

Awesome course, with very good professors

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 T

Jul 9, 2020

Excellent course and worth learning

By Veronica H

Apr 26, 2019

Really interesting and informative!