Basic astronomy

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Hello,

I want to understand how black holes are formed. I don't have any idea of basic astronomy. Can anybody please guide me to a resource centre which gives the basic idea of astronomy.

Thanks and regards,

-- Shounak
 

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Bandersnatch
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Cornell Uni's "Curious About Astronomy" website is a great way to learn about all kinds of astronomy-related subjects, including black holes:
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/blackholes.php [Broken]
Probably the best site for a layman. The FAQ section is especially informative.

Georgia State Uni's "Hyperphysics" provides nice mind-map approach to learning, with subjects covering most of the current physics:
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/astro/astcon.html#astcon


Finally, wikipedia my friend, wikipedia.
 
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