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Comparing stars
Comparing stars

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe and comment on the main features of a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram of stars in general, and of stars in a cluster

  • outline a broad model of stellar evolution based on the observed properties of large numbers of stars, and describe how stars of different initial mass might evolve

  • describe the effects of interstellar material on starlight, and outline some of the processes by which such material might be a source of electromagnetic radiation.