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3 articles for "Black"

Black Dwarf Star [Astro*Index]

A non-luminous stellar relic. The corpse of a star.

See also:
♦ Stellar Evolution
Black Hole [Astro*Index]

Theoretically, a star which has collapsed to such great density that its escape velocity exceeds the speed of light. Thus, it cannot emit or even reflect electromagnetic radiation. Its gravity is so great that even light cannot escape.

See also:
♦ Stellar Evolution ♦ Escape Velocity ♦ Electromagnetic Spectrum
Black-body Curve [Astro*Index]

A graph of energy and wavelength for the radiation of an object that can absorb all energy that comes its way.

See also:
♦ Astrophysics ♦ Black Hole ♦ Gravitation ♦ Gravity


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