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Sirius Matters (Hardcover)

Author: Brosch, Noah

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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 reason for such studies. This book collects the published information on Sirius in an attempt to derive a coherent picture of how this system came to look as it does.

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Publisher Springer Verlag
Mfg Part# 9781402083181
SKU 207676309
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1402083181
Release Date 7/4/2008
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0216
Publisher Springer
Series Part 354
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