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Other

Description:

This simulation demonstrates how information about stars which can not be directly observed can be inferred from a special class of binary stars – eclipsing binaries. The simulation shows two stars orbiting each other. As one star is eclipsed the corresponding decrease in flux is displayed on a graph. The user can control the system orientation, stellar properties and the speed of the simulation. Instructor resources are available including student manuals, assessment materials, and a list of the assumptions used. This is part of a collection of astronomy applets.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

Informal Education,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Astronomy,star,NSDL,light curve,binary system,Fundamentals,Undergraduate (Lower Division),binary star,Undergraduate (Upper Division),eclipse,High School,Higher Education,Education,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Space Science,Stars,Eclipses,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905112730051T,Binary Stars

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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