Using publicly available data from NASA of actual satellite observations of astronomical x-ray sources, we explore some of the mysteries of the cosmos, including neutron stars, black holes, quasars and supernovae. We will analyze energy spectra and time series data to understand how these incredible objects work. We utilize an imaging tool called DS9 to explore the amazing diversity of astronomical observations that have made x-ray astronomy one of the most active and exciting fields of scientific investigation in the past 50 years.
Analyzing the UniverseRutgers the State University of New Jersey
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TOP REVIEWS FROM ANALYZING THE UNIVERSE
A very good course to start with while analyzing the astrophysical data with opensource software..... a must learn by all astrophysics student.
Excellent professor ,made a dummy like me understand...Also I had no problem understanding him, even though English is not my native language... Very interesting subject, well explained. Recommended
I love the way the professor explains things, and the fact that this course is evidently tailored to the Coursera audience. Strongly recommended!
Amazing detail, amazing insight. Take your time with this course, and dig in. I may have to take if a few times if I have time.
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