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The Supernova Story / Laurence Marschall.

Author/Creator:
Marschall, Laurence, author., Author,
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (343 pages) : 74 figs
Series:
Princeton Science Library ; 120
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Astronomers believe that a supernova is a massive explosion signaling the death of a star, causing a cosmic recycling of the chemical elements and leaving behind a pulsar, black hole, or nothing at all. In an engaging story of the life cycles of stars, Laurence Marschall tells how early astronomers identified supernovae, and how later scientists came to their current understanding, piecing together observations and historical accounts to form a theory, which was tested by intensive study of SN 1987A, the brightest supernova since 1006. He has revised and updated The Supernova Story to include all the latest developments concerning SN 1987A, which astronomers still watch for possible aftershocks, as well as SN 1993J, the spectacular new event in the cosmic laboratory.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface (1994)
Preface (1988)
Acknowledgments
CHAPTER 1. A VIEW FROM PLANET EARTH
CHAPTER 2. MESSAGES IN STARLIGHT
CHAPTER 3. NEW STARS IN ANCIENT TIMES
CHAPTER 4. SUPERNOVAE AND THE REVOLUTION IN SCIENCE
CHAPTER 5. THE LONG WAIT
CHAPTER 6. WHY STARS EXPLODE
CHAPTER 7. WISPS AND TATTERS
CHAPTER 8. THE EYE OF THE STORM
CHAPTER 9. SEEDING THE STARS
CHAPTER 10. COSMIC DIMENSIONS
CHAPTER 11. A DEATH IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
CHAPTER 12. INTO THE FUTURE
Epilogue (1994)
Bibliographical Notes
Glossary
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 30. Aug 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780691224909
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780691224909 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.