Monsters, Dwarfs, and Everything in Between

WED, APR 20, 2005 (55:50)

Sally Baliunas discusses how physics enables us to study rare and distant stars, from monsters 100 times heavier than the sun, to white dwarfs no larger than Earth but more than 100,000 times more dense. Baliunas explains that inside the nucleus of an atom, the laws of quantum mechanics successfully describe the domain of the incredibly small; yet the same laws influence the very large, including such objects as stars.

Partner
Museum of Science, Boston
Series
NOVA: Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives Series
Women in Science
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