Homework 10: Due November 14

  1. What determines the form of the corpse of a star (i.e. whether it is a white dwarf, neutron star or black hole)?
  2. What property of a pulsar sets it apart from other neutron stars?
  3. If the Sun were removed from the center of the solar system, and replaced with a 1 solar mass black hole, what would happen to the solar system?
  4. Put the following in order of size:
    1. Atom
    2. Neutrino
    3. Universe
    4. Galaxy
    5. Solar system
    6. Star
    7. Planet