The New Cosmos pp 196-207 | Cite as

Variable Stars: Motions and Magnetic Fields in Stars

  • Albrecht Unsöld
Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)


The first observations of variable stars about the turn of the 16th to the 17th century formed at the time a powerful argument against the Aristotelian dogma of the immutability of the heavens. The observations by Tycho Brahe and Kepler of the supernovae of 1572 and 1604 have even in our own time contributed significantly to our knowledge of these puzzling objects, and they have made possible the identification of their remnants by radio-astronomy. We must also recall the discovery of Mira Ceti by Fabricius.


Emission Line Spectral Type Globular Cluster Main Sequence Variable Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albrecht Unsöld
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical Physics and University ObservatoryKielGermany

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