Crash Course – Astronomy – 30: White Dwarfs & Planetary Nebulae

This is the thirtieth video of the Crash Course – Astronomy series, hosted by Dr. Phil Plait. This video examines white dwarfs and planetary nebulae, the remains of low mass stars in old age.

From the video description:

Table of Contents:

  • When low mass stars die they form white dwarfs 0:54
  • White dwarfs are roughly the size of Earth 2:16
  • Cloudy with a chance of Planetary Nebulae 3:59
  • Life Span 9:06
Crash Course Astronomy

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Crash Course channel on YouTube

Crash Course channel on YouTube

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Crash Course - Astronomy Series

Crash Course - Astronomy Series

This collection of YouTube videos is hosted by astronomer Phil Plait. It covers a vast range of astronomical topics at an introductory and approachable level.

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