The Solar System: The Sun, Stars, and Galaxies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615305688
  • ISBN-13: 9781615305681
  • DDC: 523
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Most avid sky gazers wait until nightfall to catch a glimpse of the stars that are scattered across the heavens. The fact of the matter is that one needs only to feel the Sun's rays in order to experience the presence of a star. The Sun is an ordinary star, a ball of hot gas much like millions of others in the universe, but as the center of the solar system, it is critical to the survival of all life forms on Earth. This comprehensive volume examines the nature of the Sun and details the properties and types of various stars, as well as the greater galaxies of which they are a part.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Sun: The Center of the Solar System.
2: Structure and Energy Production of the Sun.
3: The Sun's Magnetic Fields and Solar Activity.
4: The Stars: Their Place in the Sky.
5: The Properties of Stars.
6: The Lives of Stars.
7: Galaxies.
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