100 Stars That Explain the Universe

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100 Stars That Explain the Universe
100 Stars That Explain the Universe
$17.95
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Description
Our own Sun--a source of awe, myth, and mystery for untold generations of sky-gazers--is just one of roughly two hundred billion trillion stars. Together, they're a window into the profoundest questions in physics--overturning, again and again, how we understand light, matter, time, and existence itself. Florian Freistetter explains all this and more, in brief, easy-to-read profiles of the hundred most history-making stars, inviting readers to gaze into the past and future of the universe alongside a stellar cast of scientists-- from Annie Jump Cannon, who revolutionized how we classify the stars, to Dorrit Hoffleit, who first counted them. Enjoy your journey through the cosmos . . .
  • GRB 080319B, the farthest we've seen into space with the naked eye
  • V1364 CYGNI, pivotal in the discovery of dark matter
  • 72 Tauri, definitive evidence for Einstein's theory of relativity
  • Algol, called the Demon Star for its mysterious blinking--and many more!

Publisher's note: 100 Stars That Explain the Universe was previously published in hardcover as The Story of the Universe in 100 Stars.
Description
Our own Sun--a source of awe, myth, and mystery for untold generations of sky-gazers--is just one of roughly two hundred billion trillion stars. Together, they're a window into the profoundest questions in physics--overturning, again and again, how we understand light, matter, time, and existence itself. Florian Freistetter explains all this and more, in brief, easy-to-read profiles of the hundred most history-making stars, inviting readers to gaze into the past and future of the universe alongside a stellar cast of scientists-- from Annie Jump Cannon, who revolutionized how we classify the stars, to Dorrit Hoffleit, who first counted them. Enjoy your journey through the cosmos . . .
  • GRB 080319B, the farthest we've seen into space with the naked eye
  • V1364 CYGNI, pivotal in the discovery of dark matter
  • 72 Tauri, definitive evidence for Einstein's theory of relativity
  • Algol, called the Demon Star for its mysterious blinking--and many more!

Publisher's note: 100 Stars That Explain the Universe was previously published in hardcover as The Story of the Universe in 100 Stars.
ISBN
9781891011115
By
FLORIAN FREISTETTER
Publisher
Experiment, LLC
Publication Date
October 03, 2023
Binding
Paperback
Item Condition
New