Unformatted text preview: the Sun? Radius of about 6 miles and it can be 1 to several times that of our sun, but no more than about 2 to 3 solar masses. 6. How do we observe neutron stars? By the astonishing fast pulse rate. 7. What is non-thermal radiation? Emission from a neutron star created by the accelerated charges of electrons 8. What is the Schwarzschild radius? The calculated size of a black hole Rs=2GM/c^2 9. What is Hawking radiation? Form of radiation emitted by black holes as a form of electromagnetic wave. 10. Some astronomers have suggested that cooled white dwarfs are made of diamond. Why might it be impractical to mine them? They are far away and dangerous. Also it may not stay diamond when we bring it back to earth....
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course GEOS 210 taught by Professor Mr.schubert during the Spring '09 term at Butler CCC.
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