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147 major series Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Mass-Luminosity dating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 crimson Giants and Supergiants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 White Dwarf Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred fifty five Spectroscopic Parallax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 bankruptcy 10: THE constitution OF STARS . . . . . . . . . 159 Equation of kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Hydrostatic Equilibrium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred sixty Thermal Equilibrium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and sixty power new release — The CNO Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Opacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 vi CLIFFSQUICKREVIEW CONTENTS power shipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 High-Mass Stars as opposed to Low-Mass Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 different different types of Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Binary stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Variable stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred sixty five bankruptcy eleven: FORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF STARS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Formation of Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Bok globules, infared stars, and cocoon stars . . . . . . . . . 171 T Tauri variable begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Evolution of Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred seventy five Zero-Age major series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Terminal-Age major series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 major series Lifetimes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 purple big level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Triple-alpha technique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Stellar mass loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Horizontal department stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Planetary nebulae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 bankruptcy 12: ultimate finish STATES OF STARS . . . . . . . . 189 White Dwarf Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Novae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 sort I Supernovae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 style II Supernovae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Neutron Stars (Pulsars) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Black Holes and Binary X Ray assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . two hundred bankruptcy thirteen: THE MILKY approach GALAXY . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Interstellar subject . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 airborne dirt and dust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 ASTRONOMY vii CONTENTS Interstellar Nebulae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Emission nebulae (HII areas) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Absorption nebulae (dark nebulae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 mirrored image nebulae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Reddening and extinction of starlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Interstellar absorption strains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Interstellar molecules and enormous molecular clouds . . . . . . 208 21-cm radio radiation from impartial hydrogen . . . . . . . . . 208 megastar Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Open clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 institutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Globular clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 constitution of the Galaxy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Disk . . . . . . . . . . . .

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