The Pillars of Creation: Giant Molecular Clouds, Star Formation, and Cosmic Recycling

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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 ...

The Pillars of Creation: Giant Molecular Clouds, Star Formation, and Cosmic Recycling 2017, Springer

ISBN-13: 9783319487748

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