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Born on October 19, 1910 in Lahore, India
He had about 10 siblings including him
He was homeschooled until he was 12
Went to Hindu High School and finished when he was 15
Went to Trinity College and University of Cambridge
He was educated in India
Got a Ph.D. in 1933
Was an astrophysicist
Became a U.S. citizen in 1953
Won a Nobel Prize for creating a currently known theory explaining the origins of black holes
What is an Astrophysicist’s Job?
To discover how the Universe works
To find Earth like planets
Explore how the Universe began
Learning about the full history of stars and galaxies
Stars like the sun turn into white dwarfs after it lets out its nuclear gas
When the star is almost done burning its nuclear gas it gives off most of its outside layer which creates a planetary nebula
The core of the star becomes a hot white dwarf that measures in temperature using the Kelvin scale
Then the white dwarf cool down in the next billion years or so
White dwarfs are half as big as the sun but bigger than Earth
The density is 1x10 to the 9th km/m to the 3rd
White dwarfs are 200,000 times as dense than Earth
One of the densest collections of matter
1) Barbra Mattson,” White Dwarfs”, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Phil Newman, December 21, 2010, 1997
2) Charles W. Carey, Jr. “American Scientists”, 2005, 2005.
Kameshwar C. Wali
, “Chandra”, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 10/28/1992.
4) Ruth Netting, “Astrophysicists”, NASA Science. NASA, June 3,2013.
5) Shipman, Harry L., “White Dwarf Star”, Access Science
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