The Sizes of the Stars

  • Patrick Moore


If no stars show obvious disks, then how do we measure their diameters? There are various methods. Of course, there is no problem at all with the Sun, which is a normal Main Sequence star of Type G; it is 865,000 miles across. We may not have discovered all its secrets, but we do know a great deal about it, and it gives us a guide to other stars – though the stars are amazingly diverse. Some are much larger than the Sun, others much smaller; some are far more luminous, others remarkably feeble.


Neutron Star Massive Star White Dwarf Planetary Nebula Crab Nebula 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Moore
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  1. 1.FarthingsSelseyUK

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