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Stars, galaxies, and the Milky Way

Author: Clive Gifford
Publisher: London : Wayland, an imprint of Hachette Children's Group, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learn all about the sparkling world of stars from their beautiful births to their dramatic deaths. This fun book describes our very own star, the Sun, as well as best-friend binary star pairs and dense neutron stars. Gaze at gorgeous galaxies and marvel at the Milky Way. What's inside the Sun? Where are the Pillars of Creation? Why do stars twinkle? How fast does a pulsar spin? Which galaxy is a cannibal?
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Gifford
ISBN: 9780750292276 075029227X
OCLC Number: 954284814
Notes: "First published in hardback in 2015."
Description: 32 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Starry skies --
Our nearest star --
A protostar is born --
Main sequence stars --
Seeing stars --
Star quality --
Strange stars --
Star death --
Supernova! --
Neutron stars and pulsars --
Galaxies --
Galaxy types --
The Milky Way --
Glossary --
Further information --
Index.
Responsibility: Clive Gifford.

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