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written by James Kaler
It is the purpose of this site to provide a deep, non-technical review of stars and their natures for the beginner. This page presents facts about stars as we know them without delving into the details of discovery. A parallel site that explores the spectra of the stars examines how we have learned so much of what is presented here. The two sites are linked, allowing you to go back and forth between them to see how stars are born, live their lives, and die, in the process creating other stars, perhaps other earths, and all that is around us.
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- Historical Astronomy
= History of Astronomy
- Stars
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
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© 1998 James B. Kaler
Hertzsprung-Russel diagram, binary stars, distance scales, hydrogen fusion, luminosity, spectra, star clusters, star formation, stellar evolution, supernova
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