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Basic astronomy

  1. Dec 4, 2012 #1

    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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  3. Dec 4, 2012 #2


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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:

    Finally, wikipedia my friend, wikipedia.
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