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Starlight pp 215-233 | Cite as

In the Space Between Stars

  • Keith Robinson
Chapter
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Abstract

Another way of defining the photosphere of a star is that it is a layer within the atmosphere of the star, where a photon of a given wavelength has a roughly 50% chance of escaping from the star and heading off into interstellar space. Our “lucky” photon still has a long way to go before it can reach a detector here on Earth, including two major obstacles in its way.

Keywords

Solar Wind Color Index Radiation Pressure Interstellar Medium Mass Loss Rate 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ScotforthUK

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