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Author Brosch, Noah.

Title Sirius matters / Noah Brosch
Published [Dordrecht] : Springer, [2008]
©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 216 pages) : illustrations
Series Astrophysics and space science library ; 354
Astrophysics and space science library ; 354
Contents Introduction; Historical perspective; Mysteries of the Sirius system; Approaching modern times; Modern optical measurements; Modern non-optical observations; The neighborhood of Sirius; The perspective of stellar structure; The perspective of stellar evolution; Sirius revealed -- a synthesis of the information
Summary Since very early times Sirius was a point of attraction in the night sky. It served to synchronize calendars in antiquity and was the subject of many myths and legends, including some modern ones. It was perceived as a red star for more than 400 years, but such reports were relegated to the Mediterranean region. Astronomically, Sirius is a very bright star. This, and its present close distance to us, argues in favor of it being the target of detailed studies of stellar structure and evolution. Its binary nature, with a companion that is one of the more massive white dwarfs, is an additional re
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sirius.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008926593
ISBN 9781402083198 (electronic bk.)
140208319X (electronic bk.)
9781402083181
1402083181
(hbk.)