Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of Our Sun - Golub, Leon (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); Pasachoff, Jay M. (Williams College, Massachusetts)
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The Sun is the only star near enough to study in sufficient detail to help us understand more distant and exotic objects in the cosmos. This second edition from two experienced solar astronomers is updated throughout, and features results from the current spacecraft, especially NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The Sun is the only star near enough to study in sufficient detail to help us understand more distant and exotic objects in the cosmos. This second edition from two experienced solar astronomers is updated throughout, and features results from the current spacecraft, especially NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
  • 2 Revised edition
  • Seitenzahl: 325
  • Erscheinungstermin: 17. Februar 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 228mm x 151mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 626g
  • ISBN-13: 9781107672642
  • ISBN-10: 1107672643
  • Artikelnr.: 39631835
Autorenporträt
Leon Golub is a Senior Astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and has been studying the Sun and solar-type stars since the Skylab missions in 1973-4 and the Einstein Observatory in 1978. He is the head of the Solar-Stellar X-ray Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and has been involved in building and flying cutting-edge space instrumentation for the past thirty years. He is Chair of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society and has written many popular articles on subjects ranging from astronomy and philosophy to music criticism.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. The Sun
2. The once and future Sun
3. What we see: the solar disk
4. What we don't see
5. Eclipses
6. Space missions
7. Between fire and ice
8. Space weather
Bibliography
Glossary
Index.