The Pillars of Creation The Pillars of Creation

The Pillars of Creation

Giant Molecular Clouds, Star Formation, and Cosmic Recycling

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Publisher Description

This book explores the mechanics of star formation, the process by which matter pulls together and creates new structures. Written for science enthusiasts, the author presents an accessible explanation of how stars are born from the interstellar medium and giant molecular clouds. Stars produce the chemicals that lead to life, and it is they that have enabled the conditions for planets to form and life to emerge.

Although the Big Bang provided the spark of initiation, the primordial universe that it sired was born hopelessly sterile. It is only through the continued recycling of the interstellar medium, star formation, and stellar evolution that the universe has been animated beyond a chaotic mess of elementary atomic particles, radiation, dark matter, dark energy, and expanding spacetime. Using the Milky Way and the Eagle Nebula in particular as case studies, Beech follows every step of this amazing process.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2016
December 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
281
Pages
PUBLISHER
Springer International Publishing
SELLER
Springer Nature B.V.
SIZE
11.6
MB

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