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The Resource Alpha Centauri : unveiling the secrets of our nearest stellar neighbor, Martin Beech

Alpha Centauri : unveiling the secrets of our nearest stellar neighbor, Martin Beech

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Alpha Centauri : unveiling the secrets of our nearest stellar neighbor
Title
Alpha Centauri
Title remainder
unveiling the secrets of our nearest stellar neighbor
Statement of responsibility
Martin Beech
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As our closest stellar companion and composed of two Sun-like stars and a third small dwarf star, Alpha Centauri is an ideal testing ground of astrophysical models and has played a central role in the history and development of modern astronomýllfrom the first guesses at stellar distances to understanding how our own star, the Sun, might have evolved. It is also the host of the nearest known exoplanet, an ultra-hot, Earth-like planet recently discovered. Just 4.4 light years away Alpha Centauri is also the most obvious target for humanitýlls first directed interstellar space probe. Such a mission could reveal the small-scale structure of a new planetary system and also represent the first step in what must surely be humanitýlls greatest future adventuréllexploration of the Milky Way Galaxy itself. For all of its closeness, lł Centauri continues to tantalize astronomers with many unresolved mysteries, such as how did it form, how many planets does it contain and where are they, and how might we view its extensive panorama directly? In this book we move from the study of individual stars to the study of our Solar System and our nearby galactic neighborhood. On the way we will review the rapidly developing fields of exoplanet formation and detection
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BTCTA
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1959-
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Beech, Martin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Astronomers' universe,
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  • Alpha Centauri
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Interstellar travel
  • Alpha du Centaure
  • Exoplanètes
  • Voyages interstellaires
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Interstellar travel
  • Deep space
Label
Alpha Centauri : unveiling the secrets of our nearest stellar neighbor, Martin Beech
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
882189348
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9783319093710
Lccn
2014951361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 651
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)882189348
Label
Alpha Centauri : unveiling the secrets of our nearest stellar neighbor, Martin Beech
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
882189348
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9783319093710
Lccn
2014951361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 651
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)882189348

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