Nearest Star

Nearest Star

The Surprising Science Of Our Sun

Book - 2001
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Unlike the myriad points of light we gaze at in the night sky, our nearest star allows us to study the wonders of stellar workings at blindingly close range - from a mere 93 million miles away. And what do we see? In this book, two of the world's leading solar scientists unfold all that history and science - from the first cursory observations to the measurements obtained by the latest state-of-the-instruments on the ground and in space - have revealed about the Sun. Following the path of science from the very centre of this 380,000,000,000,000,000,000-megawatt furnace to its explosive surface. This text invites readers into an open-ended narrative of discovery about what we know about the Sun and how we have learned it.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780674004672
Branch Call Number: 523.7
Characteristics: xii, 267 pages :,illustrations (some color), maps ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Pasachoff, Jay M.


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