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The lives of stars

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Boyds Mills Press,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
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The fiery birth, explosive death, and strange afterlife of every sun. Scientists have discovered a tremendous variety of star types, each with a fascinating biography and a strange fate in store. Born in a cloud of gas and dust, a new star is ignited by the explosion of a dying star nearby. A star such as our Sun has a long life. Over billions of years, it burns yellow, then red, as it uses up its nuclear fuel. It then throws much of its material into the universe in a planetary nebulaone of the most spectacular sights in space. After the nebula disperses, the hot core of the dead star remains: it's called a white dwarf. A bigger star lives fast and dies young, burning a blue-white and finally exploding in a supernova. What remains may be a black hole, a neutron star, or a pulsara neutron star emitting beams of deadly radiation. Using the most beautiful photos of space objects available, Harvard-trained astronomer Ken Croswell leads a tour of the starsthe young, the aging, and the dead but still active.
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9781590785829
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table_of_contents The lives of stars -- Star light, star bright -- The birthplace of stars -- A star is born -- The H-R diagram -- Main-sequence stars -- Brown dwarfs -- Red giants -- Planetary nebulae -- White dwarfs -- Supergiants and supernovae -- Cepheids -- Neutron stars and pulsars -- Black holes -- Double stars -- Type Ia supernovae -- Star clusters -- Nucleosynthesis -- Extrasolar planets -- Life in space?
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