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Frontiers Lecture: Degenerates of the Universe

Part of Frontiers Lectures

Monday, June 3, 2019

Illustration of a brown dwarf Credit: NASA/JPL Caltech

What is a degenerate object in space? From white dwarfs to neutron stars, and brown dwarfs to planets, the universe is full of degenerate objects, a classification used in physics. Museum Curator Dr. Rebecca Oppenheimer discusses 25 years of her own research on these small but fascinating denizens of the universe.


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