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Strange Stars and Star-Like Objects

  • David A. J. Seargent
Chapter
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)

Abstract

When we think about for a few moments, stars are pretty weird things at the best of times! A ball of compressed gas heated to fierce temperatures by a continuously exploding thermonuclear bomb on steroids at its core may seem quite an odd sort of thing to have as the basic unit of the cosmos. Yet, if such objects did not exist, the cosmos would be plunged into an eternal night of utter lifelessness. Stars may seem a bit weird, but without them, the universe would be a pretty dull place. Not that there would be anyone here to complain about it!

Keywords

Black Hole White Dwarf Main Sequence Variable Star Bright Star 
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 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. J. Seargent
    • 1
  1. 1.The EntranceAustralia

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