Review Checklist - Sample Questions
- Which stars are considered to be intermediate-mass
- Which stars are considered to be high-mass
- How does the evolution of intermediate- and
high-mass stars differ?
- What do we see when a nova happens in the
- What kind of star can produce a nova?
- Is it correct to view a nova as a new star?
- Can a nova explode several times?
- How often do we see nova explosions in our
- What do we see when a supernova happens in
- What kind of star can produce a supernova?
- What is the difference between type I and
type II supernovas?
- How do type I and type II supernovas occur?
- Can the same supernova explode several times?
- Can a star like the Sun become a supernova?
- What can be left behind at the center of
a supernova explosion?
- What is the Chandrasekhar limit?
Supernovae in Our Galaxy
- When was the last known supernova explosion
inside our galaxy seen?
- How often would we expect to see a supernova
in our galaxy?
- Do we have evidence of past supernovae in
- Have supernovae been seen in our galaxy or
other galaxies recently?
- Do we know of any star in our galaxy that
could become a supernova soon?
- What do we see at the location where a supernova
occurred in the past?
- What is the Crab nebula?
- Where did we see a supernova in 1987?
- What does it mean to say that supernovas
are "standard candles"?
- Why is it useful to be able to see supernovas
in other galaxies?
- What is the heaviest element the cores of
massive stars are made of?
- What effect do supernova explosions have
on interstellar matter?
page by luca bombelli <bombelli at olemiss.edu>,
modified 29 sep 2012