Publisher: Wikipedia 2014
A supernova is a stellar explosion that briefly outshines an entire galaxy, radiating as much energy as the Sun or any ordinary star is expected to emit over its entire life span, before fading from view over several weeks or months.
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by Jonathan Katz - The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing
This book describes the methods and results of modern astrophysical phenomenology and modelling for advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students. It is meant to be explanatory and expository, rather than complete or definitive.
by George Gamow - Dover Publications
In this fascinating book, a renowned physicist outlines the theories that illuminate the evolution of our world. Gamow employs language that's both scientifically accurate and easy to understand as he traces the development of atomic theory.
- Rice University
This 1400+ pages book covers the very rapidly growing area of star-and-planet formation and evolution, from astrophysics to planetary science. It is most useful for researchers, graduate students, and some undergraduate students.
by F. Thielemann, R. Hirschi, M. Liebendorfer, R. Diehl - arXiv
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