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Cosmic Clouds By James B. Kaler

Cosmic Clouds

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An examination of the entire process of star birth and stellar recycling, in which one generation of stars sends a portion of itself back into the stellar nurseries to provide for the next generation. It shows how stars thus beget more stars, with our own planet a by-product of the process.
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Cosmic Clouds: Birth, Death and Recycling in the Galaxy by James B. Kaler

Cosmic Clouds is about the creation of stars, the Sun, the planets, Earth and ourselves. The book examines the entire path of star birth and stellar recycling, in which one generation of stars sends a good portion of itself, including compressive forces and a lot of freshly-made chemical elements, back into the stellar nurseries to provide for the next generation. We thus see how stars beget more stars and how as a by-product of the process planets and our own Earth were created, quite literally distilled out of the heavy star-matter that infuses interstellar space.

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Table of Contents


Prologue; the visible sky; the riddle of the nebulae; dark dust; interstellar lines; molecules; star formation; distilling the planets; planets to planetaries to planets; paths to glory and creation; cosmic cycles; sources of illustrations; further reading; index.

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GOR006786667
Cosmic Clouds: Birth, Death and Recycling in the Galaxy by James B. Kaler
James B. Kaler
"Scientific American" Library
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Scientific American Library
1997-07-02
256
0716750759
9780716750758
N/A
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