The Sun, Stars, and Galaxies (The Solar System)
Most avid sky gazers wait until nightfall to catch a glimpse ofthe stars that are scattered across the heavens. The fact of thematter is that one needs only to feel the Sun’s rays in order toexperience the presence of a star. The Sun is an ordinary star, aball of hot gas much like millions of others in the universe, butas the center of the solar system, it is critical to the survivalof all life forms on Earth. This comprehensive volume examines thenature of the Sun and details the properties and types of variousstars, as well as the greater galaxies of which they are apart.