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The Orion Nebula : where stars are born

Author: C Robert O'Dell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.
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The glowing cloud in Orion's sword, the Orion Nebula is a thing of beauty in the night sky; it is also the closest center of massive star formation--a stellar nursery that reproduces the conditions in which our own Sun formed some 4.5 billion years ago. O'Dell has spent a lifetime studying Orion, and in this book he explains what the Nebula is, how it shines, its role in giving birth to stars, and the insights it  Read more...
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O'Dell, C. Robert (Charles Robert), 1937-
Orion Nebula.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003050332
(OCoLC)52178145
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Robert O'Dell
OCLC Number: 1020549085
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2018. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 170 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Enter the hunter --
Views of our universe --
Henry Draper and the photographic revolution --
The toolbox of the astronomer --
Opaque skies on the clearest nights --
Why is a star a star? --
Bengt Stromgren's spheres --The explorers set sail --Where did all these stars come from? --
The Hubble Space Telescope --
What Orion really looks like --
What is happening to the Orion Nebula --
Are we alone? --
Outsmarting the fickle goddess of science.
Responsibility: C. Robert O'Dell.
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In this study C. Robert O'Dell, who has served as chief scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope, explains what the Orion Nebula is, how it shines, its role in giving birth to stars and the insights  Read more...

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