Secret Life of Stars, The: Astrophysics for Everyone

Astrophysics made fun!Pam Melroy, former astronaut and space shuttle commanderThe most enjoyable stroll through the cosmosGerry Griffin, former flight director, Apollo Mission ControlWe all know the Sun, the powerhouse of our solar system, but what about Luytens Flare, the Rosino-Zwicky Object or Chanals variable star? For those whose curiosity takes...
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Astrophysics made fun!
Pam Melroy, former astronaut and space shuttle commander

The most enjoyable stroll through the cosmos
Gerry Griffin, former flight director, Apollo Mission Control

We all know the Sun, the powerhouse of our solar system, but what about Luytens Flare, the Rosino-Zwicky Object or Chanals variable star? For those whose curiosity takes them far beyond Earths atmosphere, The Secret Life of Stars offers a personal and readily understood introduction to some of the Galaxys most remarkable stars.

Each chapter connects us to the various different and unusual stars and their amazing characteristics and attributes, from pulsars, blue stragglers and white dwarfs to cannibal stars and explosive supernovae. With chapter illustrations by Eirian Chapman, this book brings to life the remarkable personalities of these stars, reminding readers what a diverse and unpredictable universe we live in and how fortunate we are to live around a stable star, our Sun.