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Unlocking the Secrets of White Dwarf Stars (Astronomers' by Hugh M. Van Horn

By Hugh M. Van Horn

White dwarfs, every one containing approximately as a lot mass as our sunlight yet packed right into a quantity concerning the measurement of Earth, are the endpoints of evolution for many stars. millions of those faint gadgets have now been chanced on, although just a century in the past in basic terms 3 have been identified. they're one of the commonest stars within the Milky means Galaxy, they usually became very important instruments in knowing the universe. but a century in the past merely 3 white dwarfs have been known.

The life of those stars thoroughly baffled the scientists of the day, and fixing the mysteries of those unusual gadgets required innovative advances in technology and expertise, together with the advance of quantum physics, the development and usage of huge telescopes, the discovery of the electronic machine, and the power to make astronomical observations from space.

This publication tells the tale of the expansion in our knowing of white dwarf stars, set in the context of the appropriate clinical and technological advances. half renowned technology, half ancient narrative, this booklet is authored via one of many astrophysicists who participated without delay in uncovering a few of the secrets and techniques of white dwarf stars.

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Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Coles

By Peter Coles

This publication is a straightforward, non-technical advent to cosmology, explaining what it really is and what cosmologists do. Peter Coles discusses the background of the topic, the improvement of the large Bang thought, and extra speculative sleek matters like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and darkish subject.

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Under a Crimson Sun: Prospects for Life in a Red Dwarf by David S. Stevenson

By David S. Stevenson

Gliese 581 is a purple dwarf celebrity a few 20.3 gentle years from Earth. purple dwarfs are one of the such a lot various stars within the galaxy, they usually activity different planetary structures. At significance 10, Gliese 581 is noticeable to novice observers yet doesn't stand out. So what makes this celebrity so vital? it really is that pro observers have proven that it has no less than 4 planets orbiting it, and in 2009, Planet d was once defined within the letters of The Astrophysical Journal as “the first proven exoplanet which can help Earth-like life.”

Under a Crimson Sun seems on the nature of crimson dwarf platforms comparable to Gliese as strength houses for all times.

Realistically, what are clients for all times on those far-off worlds? may perhaps lifestyles evolve and live on there? How do those planetary surfaces and geology evolve? How might existence on a pink dwarf planet range from lifestyles on the earth? And what are the consequences for locating extra liveable worlds in our galaxy?

Stevenson presents readers with perception into the habitability of planets and the way this alterations as time progresses and the valuable big name evolves. discover with him during this attractive, attention-grabbing publication the chances for locating existence, from micro organism to extra advanced or even clever organisms, on purple dwarf approach planets.

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Deep Space Probes: To the Outer Solar System and Beyond by Gregory L. Matloff

By Gregory L. Matloff

The area Age is sort of 50 years outdated yet exploration of the outer planets and past has merely simply began. Deep-Space Probes moment variation attracts at the newest examine to provide an explanation for why we must always discover past the sting of the sun process and the way we will construct hugely refined robotic spacecraft to make the adventure. Many technical difficulties stay to be solved, between them propulsion structures to allow a long way greater velocities, and applied sciences to construct automobiles a fragment of the dimensions of today’s spacecraft.

Beyond the variety of potent radio keep watch over, robotic autos for exploring deep area might want to be clever, ‘thinking’ craft – in a position to make very important judgements completely on their lonesome. Gregory Matloff additionally appears to be like on the probability for human shuttle into interstellar area, and a few of the significant difficulties that such trips might entail.

This moment variation comprises a wholly new bankruptcy on holographic message plaques for destiny interstellar probes – a NASA-funded project.

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Minding the Heavens: The Story of our Discovery of the Milky by Leila Belkora

By Leila Belkora

At the present time, we settle for that we are living on a planet circling the solar, that our sunlight is only one of billions of stars within the galaxy we name the Milky method, and that our galaxy is yet certainly one of billions born out of the large bang. but as lately because the early 20th century, most of the people or even astronomers had obscure and harassed notions approximately what lay past the obvious stars.

Minding the Heavens: the tale of Our Discovery of the Milky approach is ready how scientists came across that we lived in a galaxy, in reality, a universe filled with galaxies. This attention-grabbing tale of the invention of our personal and different galaxies is advised during the lives of 7 astronomers: Thomas Wright, William Herschel, Wilhelm Struve, William Huggins, Jacobus Kapteyn, Harlow Shapley, and Edwin Hubble. every one contributed significantly to our current realizing of the place we are living within the cosmos. during the technological know-how and lives of those seven humans, each one formed by means of their kinfolk, buddies, and contemporaries, we keep on with this notable tale of discovery. From the mid 1700s with Thomas Wright via to the mid twentieth century with the extra typical names of Shapley and Hubble, each one personality bringing us closer to our current realizing of the Universe.

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L'Univers dévoilé : Une histoire de l'astronomie de 1910 à by James Lequeux

By James Lequeux

Notre perception actuelle de l'Univers n'a plus guère à voir avec celle que l'on en avait il y a cent ans. Bien qu'il n'existe pas encore de réponse à certaines questions fondamentales, comme l. a. nature de los angeles matière noire ou l'existence de l. a. vie ailleurs que sur l. a. Terre, les progrès récents de l'astronomie ont été si spectaculaires que l'essentiel de l'Univers nous est aujourd'hui dévoilé. Ce sont l'histoire et les moyens de ces progrès que décrit ce livre sous une forme uncomplicated et vivante, mais sans négliger l. a. rigueur scientifique. Le preferable chapitre couvre les années 1910 à 1950, et le moment nous amène à 1970. Ensuite, le rythme des découvertes s'accélère tant que les trois décennies suivantes qui ont vu se développer puissamment les thoughts d'observation au sol et dans l'espace nécessitent chacune un chapitre entier. L'ouvrage se termine par un exposé détaillé de l'état actuel de nos connaissances, avec quelques projections vers le futur. Un grand nombre d'Illustrations, des encadrés, un glossaire, une desk des sigles et de nombreuses références à des articles de recherche agrémentent et complètent los angeles lecture, et peuvent stimuler des approfondissements. James Lequeux, astronome à l'Observatoire de Paris, est actif depuis cinquante ans dans différents domaines de l'astronomie, principalement l'étude de los angeles matière interstellaire et des galaxies. Auteur de plusieurs ouvrages destinés aux spécialistes ou au grand public, il a été pendant quinze ans Rédacteur en chef du magazine Astronomy & Astrophysics où les astronomes de toute l'Europe publient les résultats de leurs recherches : il s'est ainsi trouvé au centre de l'astronomie energetic, dans une place clé pour en écrire l'histoire.

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The Guide to Amateur Astronomy (2nd Edition) by Jack Newton, Philip Teece

By Jack Newton, Philip Teece

Getting began in novice astronomy could be not easy. with no priceless good friend to lend suggestion, picking out a telescope, studying the buzzwords, or viewing the deep sky season by means of season can appear daunting. Now novice astronomers can flip to The advisor to novice Astronomy to start or, in the event that they are extra complex, to profit all of the options of significant telescopic looking at. The authors start by way of displaying readers how to define their approach concerning the evening sky with very little gear. For the stargazer who turns into addicted they contain a whole catalog of the evening sky's such a lot exciting celebrity clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. extra complex initiatives contain astrophotography, telescope development, planetary staring at, comet searching, variable big name recording, and nova discovery. the recent version covers the interesting advancements on the earth of astro-software for the house desktop and the suggestions of digital imaging or charged-coupled units (CCDs).

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Un anno intero sotto il cielo: Guida a 366 notti by Patrick Moore

By Patrick Moore

Ci sono 365 notti in un anno (366 se bisestile) e in step with l’astrofilo non ce ne sono mai due uguali. Il cielo ogni notte propone un suo exhibit che ha consistent with protagonisti migliaia di oggetti come stelle, costellazioni, pianeti, nebulose, da riconoscere uno advert uno, da ammirare e studiare.

Sir Patrick Moore – celeberrimo conduttore televisivo inglese, astrofilo e divulgatore noto in tutto il mondo – ha scritto questo libro in line with suggerire all’amante del cielo quali oggetti di particolare interesse possono essere osservati in ciascuna diversa notte dell’anno. Vengono proposte mappe stellari di facile interpretazione, mentre il testo tratta di fisica, delle stelle e della loro storia, di sistemi binari, galassie, della Luna e dei pianeti: di tutto ciò che l. a. volta celeste offre all’astrofilo curioso.

Cosa hanno detto della prima edizione:

"…ben scritto e pieno di entusiasmo." New Scientist

"Patrick Moore si è ripetuto. Che libro eccellente è questo." Astronomy and Space

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