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9781441907073

Starlight

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  • ISBN13:

    9781441907073

  • ISBN10:

    1441907076

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-29
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
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Summary

When you look up at the sky at night and see the stars, do you understand what you're looking at? What is starlight made up of, and how does it travel to us? How are stars born, and how do they die? How do we figure out how far away are the stars and how massive they are? Can we know which stars will go supernova and which will end up as white dwarfs or black holes? How long will our Sun continue to shine down on us, and how do we know its age?

Table of Contents

A River of Starlightp. 1
Starlight by Numbersp. 7
From Light to Starlightp. 23
Space - The Great Radiation Fieldp. 59
A Multitude of Magnitudes for the Colors of Starlightp. 87
The Photons Must Get Through - Radiative Transferp. 119
First Look Inside a Star - The Atmospherep. 145
Deep Inside aStarp. 175
In the Space Between Starsp. 215
A Star Story-10 Billion Years in the Makingp. 235
The Greek Alphabetp. 265
Astronomical and Physical Units and Constantsp. 267
The Doppler Effectp. 271
Indexp. 273
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