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From the start of fusion in a star's core to the ultimate fate of the universe, unlock the workings of the cosmos.


The universe consists of over \(100\) billion galaxies like ours, each containing tens or hundreds of billions of stars. This course will highlight what we know (and what is still unknown) about this vast and varied frontier.

By the end of this course, you’ll have discovered a world of cosmic wonders, followed a star from diffuse nebula to dense star remnant, traversed the scales of space and time from planetary to intergalactic, and crunched data to determine the Universe's ultimate fate.

What is this?
A collection of interactive quizzes that will help you master the fundamental physics of the cosmos and the basic principles of astronomy. Each quiz is written by experts and guided by Brilliant's Principles for Learning.

Who is this for?
This course is for people looking to build their physics problem-solving skills while exploring the structure and contents of the visible universe.

What should I know?
You should be comfortable with basic physics principles like gravity and the ideal gas law.

What's inside?
About 30 quizzes, containing over 250 carefully crafted guided problems and explanations.


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