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Author Freistetter, Florian, 1977- author.

Title The Story of the Universe in 100 Stars [electronic resource] / Florian Freistetter ; translated by Gesche Ipsen.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The Experiment, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (304 pages)
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Summary "These 100 amazing stars shine a light on astronomy's greatest hits and their enduring impact on our culture. With roughly 100 billion stars in the Milky Way alone, the cosmos is simply too vast for an unabridged tell-all. But here's the next best thing: 100 stars -- bright and faint, near and far, famous and obscure, long dead and as-yet unborn, red, yellow, blue, and white (but, as you'll learn, never green) -- handpicked by astronomer Florian Freistetter because they have the very best stories to tell: GRB 080319B, the farthest we've seen into space with the naked eye Gamma Draconis, the star that proved Earth rotates on its axis V1364 CYGNI, pivotal in the discovery of dark matter 72 Tauri, definitive evidence for Einstein's theory of relativity V1, which revealed horizons beyond the Milky Way Algol, called the Demon Star for its mysterious blinking -- and many more! Freistetter's short, easy-to-read profiles not only invite you to gaze into the past and future of the universe, they introduce a stellar cast of scientists who came before: from Annie Jump Cannon, who revolutionized how we classify the stars, to Dorrit Hoffleit, who first counted them. Enjoy your journey through the cosmos...."-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Stars -- Miscellanea.
Astronomy -- Miscellanea.
Cosmology -- Miscellanea.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Ipsen, Gesche, translator.
Added Title Geschichte des Universums in 100 Sternen. English
ISBN 9781615197378 (epub)
9781615197361 (print)
Standard No. 9781615197378

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