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What Stuff Stars Are Made Of

  • William Sheehan
  • Christopher J. Conselice
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Abstract

Far from city lights, the view of the night sky is dominated by stars. Th ey seem to be present in countless numbers. It comes as a surprise to learn that with the naked eye only about three thousand are visible at any given time. Most of these lie within a hundred, and all but a few within a thousand, light years of the Earth.

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Neutron Star White Dwarf Main Sequence Molecular Cloud Hubble Space Telescope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Sheehan
    • 1
  • Christopher J. Conselice
    • 2
  1. 1.WillmarUSA
  2. 2.School of Physics and Astronomy University of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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