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The Resource Searching for the oldest stars : ancient relics from the early universe, Anna Frebel ; translated by Ann M. Hentschel

Searching for the oldest stars : ancient relics from the early universe, Anna Frebel ; translated by Ann M. Hentschel

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Searching for the oldest stars : ancient relics from the early universe
Title
Searching for the oldest stars
Title remainder
ancient relics from the early universe
Statement of responsibility
Anna Frebel ; translated by Ann M. Hentschel
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Member of
Cataloging source
CO2
Dewey number
523.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Auf der suche nach den ältesten Sternen
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Searching for the oldest stars : ancient relics from the early universe, Anna Frebel ; translated by Ann M. Hentschel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
What is stellar archaeology? The first minutes after the Big Bang ; Stellar archaeology -- Two centuries of pursuing stars. First glimpses of stellar rainbows ; Decoding starlight ; A new perspective of the cosmos ; Looking into the hearts of stars ; Modern alchemy ; The foundation of cosmology ; The origin of the elements -- Stars, stars, more stars. The cycle of matter in the universe ; Astronomers and their metals ; Element nucleosynthesis in the cosmic kitchen ; Stellar diversity -- Stellar evolution : from birth to death. Sorting stars ; A protostar forms ; The evolution of a low-mass star ; The evolution of a massive star ; Supernovae and supernova remnants ; Preliminary thoughts about working with metal-poor stars -- Neutron-capture processes and the heaviest elements. How neon lamps relate to giant stars-- element synthesis in the s-process ; Thorium, uranium, and the r-process element synthesis ; Cosmo-chronometry : the oldest stars ; Nuclear astrophysics -- Welcome to our Milky way. A milky way above us ; The Milky Way's structure ; Dwarf galaxies ; Star clusters ; Naming stars -- Tales told by light. A little lexicon of light ; Spectroscopy-- deciphering starlight ; Element abundance analyses of stars ; The largest telescopes in the world ; Three steps toward success ; Observations with MIKE -- Let's go observe some stars! Going stargazing ; Good-weather beer ; A sunset ; The observa-thon ; One hundred and five stars per night ; Computers, computers... ; Tested by fire -- The chemical evolution of the early universe. The first stars in the universe ; The family of metal-poor stars ; The most iron-poor stars ; The cosmic chemical evolution -- Finding the oldest stars. Pursuing metal-poor stars ; Bright metal-poor stars ; Mt. Stromlo succumbs to bushfires ; The discovery of a record-breaking most iron-poor star ; The astronomical community -- At the end of a cosmic journey. Cosmological simulations ; Where do metal-poor stars come from? ; Expectations of future surveys ; The next generation of giant telescopes ; Little diamonds in the sky
Control code
ocn928634702
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691165066
Lccn
2015948026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)928634702
Label
Searching for the oldest stars : ancient relics from the early universe, Anna Frebel ; translated by Ann M. Hentschel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
What is stellar archaeology? The first minutes after the Big Bang ; Stellar archaeology -- Two centuries of pursuing stars. First glimpses of stellar rainbows ; Decoding starlight ; A new perspective of the cosmos ; Looking into the hearts of stars ; Modern alchemy ; The foundation of cosmology ; The origin of the elements -- Stars, stars, more stars. The cycle of matter in the universe ; Astronomers and their metals ; Element nucleosynthesis in the cosmic kitchen ; Stellar diversity -- Stellar evolution : from birth to death. Sorting stars ; A protostar forms ; The evolution of a low-mass star ; The evolution of a massive star ; Supernovae and supernova remnants ; Preliminary thoughts about working with metal-poor stars -- Neutron-capture processes and the heaviest elements. How neon lamps relate to giant stars-- element synthesis in the s-process ; Thorium, uranium, and the r-process element synthesis ; Cosmo-chronometry : the oldest stars ; Nuclear astrophysics -- Welcome to our Milky way. A milky way above us ; The Milky Way's structure ; Dwarf galaxies ; Star clusters ; Naming stars -- Tales told by light. A little lexicon of light ; Spectroscopy-- deciphering starlight ; Element abundance analyses of stars ; The largest telescopes in the world ; Three steps toward success ; Observations with MIKE -- Let's go observe some stars! Going stargazing ; Good-weather beer ; A sunset ; The observa-thon ; One hundred and five stars per night ; Computers, computers... ; Tested by fire -- The chemical evolution of the early universe. The first stars in the universe ; The family of metal-poor stars ; The most iron-poor stars ; The cosmic chemical evolution -- Finding the oldest stars. Pursuing metal-poor stars ; Bright metal-poor stars ; Mt. Stromlo succumbs to bushfires ; The discovery of a record-breaking most iron-poor star ; The astronomical community -- At the end of a cosmic journey. Cosmological simulations ; Where do metal-poor stars come from? ; Expectations of future surveys ; The next generation of giant telescopes ; Little diamonds in the sky
Control code
ocn928634702
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691165066
Lccn
2015948026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)928634702

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