Why Cepheids Pulsate

Classical Cepheids are super massive stars that are used to determine distances to galaxies with in a local group. Sal explains why Cepheid variables occur, how they are used to determine distances, and the chemistry that creates the variable pulsations. A basic grasp of chemistry is necessary.

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