See the universe like never before, through brief portraits of 100 stars with incredible stories and science to share
The story of the universe is also a story about humans—from mythology to science fiction, the star of Bethlehem to the Gaia space mission. Astronomer Florian Freistetter explores it all in The Story of the Universe in 100 Stars
. His handpicked group of celestial bodies are the guests you’d want most at a “dinner with the stars”! Short, easy-to-read chapters introduce:
- stellar explosion GRB 080319B, the farthest object ever observed with the naked eye
- Algol, called the “Demon Star” for its mysterious blinking
- Delta Cephei, whose clocklike changes helped astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt measure the universe, and more shining personalities!
Freistetter reveals what stars can tell us about the extinction of the dinosaurs and the search for extraterrestrial life, as he explores how stars influence our culture and thinking. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your journey through the cosmos.