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Extreme Objects in Our Galaxy

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    Matter and Antimatter Help

    Matter And Antimatter The Cosmos can do strange things to matter. Strange, that is, according to what is considered “normal” here on Earth. Some scientists think that these extreme manifestations—antiparticles, neutron stars, geometric points ...

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    Black Dwarfs and Neutron Stars Help

    Black Dwarfs After a star such as our Sun has gone through its red-giant phase, the outer materials will drift away into space, and a white dwarf will remain. It will be only about as big as the Earth and will be dim compared with the Sun as we see it today. A ...

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    Pulsars Help

    Pulsars At the radio-telescope observatory of the Cambridge University in England, an antenna was specially assembled in the mid-1960s for the purpose of conducting an investigation of the rapid variation, or scintillation , of celestial radio-wave ...

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    Black Holes Help

    Introduction to Black Holes Some neutron stars, as they collapse under their own weight, apparently do not stop even when all the space has been removed from between the subatomic particles. If the mass of such a star is great enough, calculations show that ...

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    Extreme Objects in Our Galaxy Practice Problems

    Review the following concepts if needed: Matter and Antimatter Help

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    Galaxy Galore Help

    Clusters Of Galaxies Our Milky Way galaxy has several close neighbors in space—close, that is, when we compare their distances to those of the most remote known galaxies. Our “intergalactic township” is called the Local Group . This is a ...

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