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The Sun: A Very Short Introduction

Philip Judge

April 2020

ISBN: 9780198832690

184 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

Without the Sun, our planet - and life on it - would not exist. As our nearest star, the Sun is also important for astronomers and still presents many puzzles. Philip Judge explains what we know about the Sun's structure and evolution, solar phenomena, and the impact of solar activity on the Earth.

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Without the Sun, our planet - and life on it - would not exist. As our nearest star, the Sun is also important for astronomers and still presents many puzzles. Philip Judge explains what we know about the Sun's structure and evolution, solar phenomena, and the impact of solar activity on the Earth.

  • Explains how the Sun works including its physics, and structure, origins, and future evolution
  • Considers the importance of the Sun for life on Earth, and its impact on our climate
  • Shows how studying the Sun has led to remarkable discoveries in astronomy and basic physics
  • Discusses what we still have yet to discover about our nearest star
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Philip Judge, Senior Scientist, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research

With over three decades of research in astronomy and solar physics, Philip Judge travels worldwide to share knowledge and mentor and train the next generation of scientists. He is based in Boulder, Colorado where he works as a staff member at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the National Solar Observatory.

Table of Contents

    1:The Sun, our star
    2:The Sun's life-cycle
    3:Spots and magnetic fields
    4:The dynamic corona
    5:Solar impacts on Earth
    Further Reading
    Index

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