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Empire of the Stars Friendship, Obsession, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes

by Arthur I. Miller

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  • ISBN: 9780618341511
  • ISBN10: 061834151X

Empire of the Stars Friendship, Obsession, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes

by Arthur I. Miller

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish date: 04/25/2005
  • ISBN: 9780618341511
  • ISBN10: 061834151X
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Description: Contents Acknowledgments xi A Note on Chandra's English xiv Prologue xv PART I The Mystery of White Dwarfs 1 Fatal Collision 3 2 A Journey Between Two Worlds 15 3 Rival Giants of Astrophysics 33 4 Stellar Buffoonery 57 5 Into the Crucibles of Nature 73 6 Eddington's Discontents 104 7 American Adventure 120 8 An Era Ends 139 PART II Stars and Bombs 9 How Stars Shine 153 10 Supernovae in the Heavens and on Earth 177 11 How the Unthinkable Became Thinkable 201 PA R T III What Happens When Stars Die 12 The Jaws of Darkness 217 13 Shuddering Before the Beautiful 233 14 Into a Black Hole 248 Appendix A: The Ongoing Tale of Sirius B 265 Appendix B: Updating the Supernova Story 268 Notes 275 Bibliography 313 Biographical Sketches 327 Glossary 335 Index 345
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