Analyzing the Universe

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Using publicly available data from NASA of actual satellite observations of astronomical x-ray sources, we explore some of the mysteries of the cosmos, including neutron stars, black holes, quasars and supernovae.
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Kristina Šekrst profile image
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 6 months ago
This is a unique course out of many astrophysical MOOCs offered, since it focuses on analysis. You will be using a DS9 tool and really do X-ray spectroscopic etc. analysis of various space phenomena. That was the most fun part of the course. It also features lectures on basic cosmology and astrophysics, with a detailed course wiki. Assignments aren't difficult, but there's a lot of calculations, however easy ones, and half of them include DS9 work. Don't worry - a detailed tutorial is given as the first module, so what are you waiting for? Go and analyze the universe from beautiful images with high-tech software.
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4 years, 11 months ago
Its a  typical cours with videos, homewor , quizzes. You can  learn a  lot about x-rays sources in  the sky. Basics about universe are included:) I would recommend this cours.
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