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Assignment 1 PHYSICS 8 . 284 Due 11:04am Wednesday 15 February 2006 Reading: Mihalas and Binney (on reserve) Chapter 2 Reading: http://www.seds.org/~spider/spider/ScholarX/coords.html 1. The worldwide web has become a major tool for astronomical and astrophysical re- search. There is a rudimentary homepage for 8.284 located at: Visit 3 of the sites listed below (and linked to the 8.284 homepage) and write 100 words about the content (as opposed to the form) of each of them. How much time did you spend doing this part of the assignment? Astronomy Picture of the Day Hubble Space Telescope Images Color Photographs from the Anglo-Australian Observatory STScI Digitized Sky Survey: The Whole Sky (gif or fits) print out an image and include it with your problem set Falling into a Black Hole (GIF movies) The Milky Way Collides with the Andromeda Galaxy 3 Gyr from now (MPEG Movies) Webcasts of talks at “Final Years of Hubble” May 2004 (Real Player) Animation of real observations of stars orbiting the black hole
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