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Frontiers Lecture: Degenerates of the Universe

Part of Frontiers Lectures

Monday, June 3, 2019

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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.

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

Astronomy Live: Exoplanets and the Search for Water in the Universe is sponsored by JetBlue.