Guide to the Universe: Stars and Galaxies

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ABC-CLIO, Dec 22, 2009 - Science - 207 pages

This volume in the Greenwood Guides to the Universe series provides the most up-to-date understanding available of the current knowledge about stars. Scientifically sound, but written with the student in mind, Stars is an excellent first step for young people researching the exciting scientific discoveries that continue to extend our knowledge of the universe. Stars is organized thematically to help students better understand these most interesting heavenly bodies.

Stars discusses all areas of what is known about the subject. It will help student understand things such as white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes. And it will answer student questions such as: Why do stars have different colors and how are they classified? How do we know what stars are made of? How did scientists figure out how stars evolved?

 

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Contents

1 What Is a Star?
1
2 Star Light Star Bright
37
3 Putting Together the Puzzle of Stellar Evolution
55
4 Variable Stars and Multiple Star Systems
85
5 What Makes a Galaxy?
107
6 The Milky Way
129
7 Arms in Disk Galaxies
145
8 Galaxy Interactions
161
9 Active Galaxies
171
10 Galaxy Evolution
181
Glossary
191
Bibliography
199
Index
201
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Lauren V. Jones is an independent scholar.

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