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White dwarf stars

Bell, Roger Alistair

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White dwarf stars were first discovered only fifty years ago, when the science of astrophysics was in its infancy. The original discovery appears to have been made by Russell (l). He had just found from his work on trigonometrical parallaxes that all intrinsically faint stars were of spectral type M and then learnt that 40 Eri B was both intrinsically faint and hot. Slightly later Adams (2) gave the spectrum of Sirius B as A or early F and van Maanen (3) described the spectrum, of van...[Show more]

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Date published: 1961-07
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16689

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