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Author Frebel, Anna, author.

Title Searching for the oldest stars : ancient relics from the early universe / Anna Frebel ; translated by Ann M. Hentschel.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2015]


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Description xiii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Language Translation of: Auf der suche nach den ältesten Sternen.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 287) and index.
Contents What is stellar archaeology? The first minutes after the Big Bang ; Stellar archaeology -- Two centuries of pursuing stars. First glimpses of stellar rainbows ; Decoding starlight ; A new perspective of the cosmos ; Looking into the hearts of stars ; Modern alchemy ; The foundation of cosmology ; The origin of the elements -- Stars, stars, more stars. The cycle of matter in the universe ; Astronomers and their metals ; Element nucleosynthesis in the cosmic kitchen ; Stellar diversity -- Stellar evolution : from birth to death. Sorting stars ; A protostar forms ; The evolution of a low-mass star ; The evolution of a massive star ; Supernovae and supernova remnants ; Preliminary thoughts about working with metal-poor stars -- Neutron-capture processes and the heaviest elements. How neon lamps relate to giant stars-- element synthesis in the s-process ; Thorium, uranium, and the r-process element synthesis ; Cosmo-chronometry : the oldest stars ; Nuclear astrophysics -- Welcome to our Milky way. A milky way above us ; The Milky Way's structure ; Dwarf galaxies ; Star clusters ; Naming stars -- Tales told by light. A little lexicon of light ; Spectroscopy-- deciphering starlight ; Element abundance analyses of stars ; The largest telescopes in the world ; Three steps toward success ; Observations with MIKE -- Let's go observe some stars! Going stargazing ; Good-weather beer ; A sunset ; The observa-thon ; One hundred and five stars per night ; Computers, computers... ; Tested by fire -- The chemical evolution of the early universe. The first stars in the universe ; The family of metal-poor stars ; The most iron-poor stars ; The cosmic chemical evolution -- Finding the oldest stars. Pursuing metal-poor stars ; Bright metal-poor stars ; Mt. Stromlo succumbs to bushfires ; The discovery of a record-breaking most iron-poor star ; The astronomical community -- At the end of a cosmic journey. Cosmological simulations ; Where do metal-poor stars come from? ; Expectations of future surveys ; The next generation of giant telescopes ; Little diamonds in the sky.
Subject Stars -- Age.
Stars -- Formation.
Added Author Hentschel, Ann, translator.
Added Title Auf der suche nach den ältesten Sternen. English
ISBN 9780691165066 : $29.95

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