Jason Shilling Kendall

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Module 12: The Milky Way

Supplements and Credits

Supplement the videos with "OpenStax Astronomy"

01: The Cosmic Address

Now we start the process of learning our place in space, by hearing about our Cosmic Address.

02: The Cosmic Distance Debate

The stars move in many ways. They are not fixed in the sky, but changes slowly over the centuries.

03: The Milky Way's Many Faces

04: The Milky Way's Pop I and II Stars

05: Milky Way Formation, Evolution and Fate

06: The Milky Way's Spiral Arms

07: Dark Matter in the Milky Way and Beyond

08: The Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, SGR A*, belies its presence through its influence on stars and gas clouds in its local environment. It's the nearest such black hole, and there is ample reason for us thinking it actually is such an object.