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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

MH

Jun 27, 2020

it was a great experience..the staff made a huge effort to make this strange subject easy to learn\n\nafter 10 weeks of learning, i have answers to all the questions that i had about black holes.

PD

Feb 16, 2019

Great course, I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot. The graphics and illustrations were fun and informative, and I also enjoyed the food scenes - helped stick it in my memory. Thanks much!

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By Hatish G

Apr 09, 2019

Very good content and helpful in understanding the concepts of black hole without any confusion.

By Francis C

Jun 16, 2020

Really enjoyed the course , excellent presentations and very well explained by all presenters !

By Michael L

Jun 05, 2018

Cogratulations!!!! Excelent course!!! Very informative and well done video lectures!!!

By Akshay S

Dec 30, 2018

A great course and want to make some more of these courses for other areas or fields

By Coreen M

Aug 24, 2018

An engaging and highly entertaining course with excellent animation and presentation

By ABHIJEET N

Feb 18, 2019

This is the best course for Astrophysics lovers and it clears all my basic doubts.

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 Lynn D

Jun 16, 2020

Excellent course with great explanations of hard to fathom principles!

By Vinit V P

May 31, 2020

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

By JOEL D

Aug 07, 2019

Cours très intéressant et à jour des dernières connaissances.

By Anirudh S

Oct 08, 2019

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

By Francisco J D C

Jun 18, 2020

Beautiful course with very interesting information for me.

By Anand K s

Jun 01, 2019

I really like to study about universe ,

Thank you Coursera

By Kaito I

Jan 05, 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 23, 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 Sarah G

Jun 11, 2020

One of the best courses I have taken on Coursera!

By Guy H

May 05, 2020

Awesome course, with very good professors

By Jannatul M

Oct 01, 2019

Just awesome I've learned many things

By Veronica H

Apr 26, 2019

Really interesting and informative!

By Sehajdeep S B

Apr 19, 2020

Brilliantly explained . Loved it!!

By Ian T

Feb 01, 2019

very good high level introduction