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Star Life in Starlight

  • Will Gater
Chapter
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)

Abstract

As stars go the Sun is not particularly big. It is not the oldest star and it certainly is not the brightest. Yet to us humans it has been a seemingly eternal light. Its light has shone down for the whole entirety of human existence, never faltering and apparently endless. It warmed the backs of our ancestors as they hunted and gathered on the dry plains of Africa and even today in our modern hi-tech world it is to the Sun we have turned to provide us with one source of clean and renewable energy, in the hope that it might keep us going another few hundred thousand years.

Keywords

Neutron Star Massive Star White Dwarf Globular Cluster Hubble Space Telescope 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Will Gater
    • 1
  1. 1.DevonUK

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