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The future of the sun

Author: Jean Claude Pecker
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [1992]
Series: McGraw-Hill horizons of science series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : English language edView all editions and formats
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Day after day, we gain a better understanding of the star called the Sun. Space exploration, radio astronomy, and computer experiments have now made it possible, after centuries of optical observations, to amass knowledge of the "solar machine" and, for instance, to determine the extent of its "convective and radiative zones" and to understand its activity cycles, identifiable by the sporadic appearance of the
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Claude Pecker
ISBN: 0070491828 9780070491823
OCLC Number: 24627726
Notes: Translation of: L'avenir du soleil.
Description: 106 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Dominique Lecourt --
I. The evolution of the Sun star. The Sun, a Star. Birth of the Sun. Today's adult Sun. Solar and stellar machines. The end of the Sun --
II. The solar system and its history. The cycle of evolution in the Galaxy. Formation of the planets. New means of observation of the Sun from the ground. Role of space research. For continuous observation of the Sun. Cycle and migrations of solar activity --
III. Astronomy, research, education, pleasure. Research driven by curiosity. Why the Sun and not, for example, the Big Bang? Teaching astronomy. The joy of being an astronomer.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill horizons of science series.
Other Titles: Avenir du soleil.
Responsibility: Jean-Claude Pecker ; [translated by Maurice Robine in collaboration with the Language Service, Inc.].

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Day after day, we gain a better understanding of the star called the Sun. Space exploration, radio astronomy, and computer experiments have now made it possible, after centuries of optical observations, to amass knowledge of the "solar machine" and, for instance, to determine the extent of its "convective and radiative zones" and to understand its activity cycles, identifiable by the sporadic appearance of the famous sunspots and active magnetic regions. But the.

Astrophysicists also bring up the question of the future of "our star" and construct models of its evolution that stir the imagination. How, having reached the midway point in its life, is the Sun going to age? Its fiery heart is being relentlessly consumed; for more than four billion years the solar wind has been perpetually tearing matter away from its atmosphere; it has already lost a fantastic quantity of hydrogen. Its portended death can indeed be imagined today.

Before shrinking to a "white dwarf," there it is tomorrow (in a few billion years) having become a "red giant," expanding until it swallows up Mercury, Venus and Earth in its furnace. Such visions contribute, by their scope and beauty, to the "joy of being an astronomer" that Jean-Claude Pecker so passionately evokes.

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