Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of Our Sun

Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of Our Sun

by Leon Golub, Jay M. Pasachoff
     
 

"Unlike the myriad points of light we gaze at in the night sky, our nearest star allows us to study the wonders of stellar workings at blindingly close range - from a mere 93 million miles away. And what do we see? In this book, two of the world's leading solar scientists unfold all that history and science - from the first cursory observations to the measurements… See more details below

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"Unlike the myriad points of light we gaze at in the night sky, our nearest star allows us to study the wonders of stellar workings at blindingly close range - from a mere 93 million miles away. And what do we see? In this book, two of the world's leading solar scientists unfold all that history and science - from the first cursory observations to the measurements obtained by the latest state-of-the-art instruments on the ground and in space - have revealed about the Sun. Following the path of science from the very center of this 380,000,000,000,000,000,000-megawatt furnace to its explosive surface, Nearest Star invites readers into an open-ended narrative of discovery about what we know about the Sun and how we have learned it."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674004672
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2The Once and Future Sun28
3What We See51
4What We Don't See96
5Eclipses116
6Space Missions150
7Between Fire and Ice182
8Space Weather218
Bibliography241
Glossary245
Acknowledgments255
Illustration Credits257
Index261

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