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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 Ajith K

Aug 6, 2021

It is very usefull and i learn many new things in this course.thank you

By Lorne S

Jan 18, 2021

Excellent. A little detailed and complex for an old guy but I loved it.

By Devamrutha I S

Sep 12, 2020

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

By Andrew J

Jul 23, 2021

G​reat MOOC! Very well explained and simplified for beginner learners.

By Lynn

Jun 16, 2020

Excellent course with great explanations of hard to fathom principles!

By palak

Dec 27, 2020

loved the course, its so interesting and it was laid out really well!

By li'ting'ting

Jul 16, 2022

Good tool and content to know the content about The Black Hole.

By Hania K S

Jun 16, 2021

it waseasy and very informative but the video and concept was slow

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!


Aug 7, 2019

Cours très intéressant et à jour des dernières connaissances.

By Shah Z K

Aug 8, 2022

The course was bit lengthy but I worked hard and completed.

By Renato G

Nov 29, 2020

Brilliant, very interesting and engaging. Excellent course!

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 Zain K

Sep 10, 2021

The best one ever had! Marvelous Animations and Content..

By Anand K S

Jun 1, 2019

I really like to study about universe ,

Thank you Coursera

By Nithyasree M

Jan 10, 2021

I really gain more knowledge from the course thank you.

By Kaito I

Jan 5, 2020

An excellent course that tackles fundamental principles

By Hugo G D L V

Dec 9, 2020

Great course I enjoyed it very much and learned a lot.

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 Raed h

Sep 24, 2021

It was really nice course, I learned many new things


Jan 10, 2021

Excellent course. Animation and content were great.

By José A P

May 14, 2020

Very interesting and well designed for beginners!!