9780521402620

Extreme Stars: At the Edge of Creation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521402620

  • ISBN10:

    052140262X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-04-09
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

Over the past 200 years, our knowledge of stars has expanded enormously. From seeing myriad dots of different brightnesses, we moved on to measure distances, temperatures, sizes, chemical compositions, even ages, finding stars that dwarf our Sun and are dwarfed by it, some in their youth, others ancient. First published in 2001, Extreme Stars describes the lives of stars from a fascinating perspective. It examines their amazing extremes and results in an engaging overview of stellar evolution, suitable for anyone interested in viewing or studying stars. Ten chapters, generously illustrated throughout, explain the natures of the brightest, the largest, the hottest, the youngest, and so on, ending with a selection of the strangest stars the Universe has to offer. Taken as a whole, the chapters show how stars develop and die and how each extreme turns into another under the inexorable twin forces of time and gravity.

Table of Contents

List of tables
viii
Acknowledgements ix
Prologue xi
Sun and Stars
1(24)
The faintest (and coolest) stars
25(26)
The coolest Stars...continued
51(22)
The hottest stars
73(26)
The brightest stars
99(24)
The largest stars
123(22)
The smallest stars
145(26)
The youngest stars
171(20)
The oldest stars
191(20)
The strangest stars
211(18)
Index 229

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