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Alpha Centauri : unveiling the secrets of our nearest stellar neighbor

Author: Martin Beech
Publisher: Cham [Switzerland] ; New York : Springer, [2015] ©2015
Series: Astronomers' universe.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Beech
ISBN: 9783319093710 3319093711
OCLC Number: 882189348
Description: xxiii, 297 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Discovery, dynamics, distance and place --
Stellar properties and the making of planets : theories and observations --
What the future holds --
Appendix I: The magnitude scale and stellar classification --
Appendix II: Stellar motion and closest approach --
Appendix III: The orbit and location of [alpha] Cen B.
Series Title: Astronomers' universe.
Responsibility: Martin Beech.

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