eBook An Explorer's Guide to the Universe Series: The Milky Way and Beyond: Stars, Nebulae, and Other Galaxies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615300538
  • ISBN-13: 9781615300532
  • DDC: 523.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 219 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

The Sun is merely one of some 200 billion stars that make up the Milky Way--and the Milky Way is only one of a billion galaxies in the known universe. Packed with fascinating facts and stunning photography, this book examines the Galaxy humans call home and travels light years away, to the domain of phenomena such as the Oort cloud.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Milky Way Galaxy.
2: The Structure and Dynamics of the Milky Way Galaxy.
3: Structure of the Spiral System.
4: Magnetic Field.
5: Rotation.
6: Mass.
7: Star Populations and Movement.
8: Stars and Stellar Populations.
9: Density Distribution.
10: Stellar Motions.
11: Solar Motion.
12: Stars.
13: The Nature of Stars.
14: Size and Activity.
15: Distances to the Stars.
16: Stellar Positions.
17: Light from the Stars.
18: Stellar Magnitudes.
19: Stellar Spectra.
20: Spectral Analysis.
21: Bulk Stellar Properties.
22: Stellar Statistics.
23: Variable Stars.
24: Stellar Atmospheres.
25: Stellar Interiors.
26: Star Formation and Evolution.
27: Birth of Stars and Evolution to the Main Sequence.
28: Subsequent Development on the Main Sequence.
29: Later Stages of Evolution.
30: Evolution of Low-Mass Stars.
31: Origin of the Chemical Elements.
32: The Most Abundant Chemical Elements.
33: Evolution of High-Mass Stars.
34: End States of Stars.
35: White Dwarfs.
36: Neutron Stars.
37: Black Holes.
38: Star Clusters.
39: Open Clusters.
40: Globular Clusters.
41: OB and T Associations.
42: Dynamics of Star Clusters.
43: Clusters in External Galaxies.
44: Notable Stars and Star Clusters.
45: 51 Pegasi.
46: Alpha Centauri.
47: Arcturus.
48: Betelgeuse.
49: Deneb.
50: Fomalhaut.
51: Pleiades.
52: Polaris.
53: Sirius.
54: Vega.
55: Nebulae.
56: Classes of Nebulae.
57: Early Observations of Nebulae.
58: The Work of the Herschels.
59: Advances Brought by Photography and Spectroscopy.
60: 20th-Century Discoveries.
61: Chemical Composition and Physical Processes.
62: Interstellar Dust.
63: Turbulence.
64: Galactic Magnetic Field.
65: Molecular Clouds.
66: Hydrogen Clouds.
67: Reflection Nebulae.
68: H II Region.
69: Planetary Nebulae.
70: Supernova Remnants.
71: Diffuse Ionized Gas.
72: Notable Nebulae.
73: Cassiopeia A.
74: Coalsack.
75: Great Rift.
76: Gum Nebula.
77: Horsehead Nebula.
78: Lagoon Nebula.
79: North American Nebula.
80: Orion Nebula.
81: R Monocerotis.
82: Ring Nebula.
83: Trifid Nebula.
84: Galaxies.
85: The Evolution of Galaxies.
86: Historical Survey of the Study of Galaxies.
87: The Problem of the Magellanic Clouds.
88: Novae in the Andromeda Nebula.
89: The Scale of the Milky Way Galaxy.
90: The Van Maanen Rotation.
91: The Shapley-Curtis Debate.
92: Hubble's Discovery of Extragalactic Objects.
93: The Distance to the Andromeda Nebula.
94: The Golden Age of Extragalactic Astronomy.
95: Types of Galaxies.
96: Principal Schemes of Classification.
97: Other Classification Schemes and Galaxy Types.
98: The External Galaxies.
99: The Extragalactic Distance Scale.
100: Physical Properties of External Galaxies.
101: Structure.
102: Galaxy Clusters.
103: Galaxies as a Radio Source.
104: Notable Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters.
105: Andromeda Galaxy.
106: Coma Cluster.
107: Cygnus A.
108: Great Attractor.
109: Magellanic Clouds.
110: M81 Group.
111: Maffei I and II.
112: Virgo A.
113: Virgo Cluster.
Other Stars and Star Clusters.
Glossary.
For Further Reading.
Index.