Understanding Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts
Supernovae and gamma-ray bursters are highly fertile areas of research. In this book, cosmologists Dr Alain Mazure and Dr Stéphane Basa describe at a popular level the causes of the greatest explosions in the universe.
The exceptional cosmic history and the fabulous destinies of exploding stars - supernovae and gamma-ray bursters - are highly fertile areas of research and are also very special tools to further our understanding of the universe. In this book, cosmologists Dr Alain Mazure and Dr Stéphane Basa throw light on the assemblage of facts, hypotheses and cosmological conclusions and show how these 'beacons' illuminate their immediate surroundings and allow us to study the vast cosmos, like searchlights revealing the matter comprising our universe.
Appetizer.- Expanding universe.- From the universe to the stars.- Supernova.- Supreme stars: gammaray bursts.- Markers for cosmic surveys.- Beacons in the cosmos.- A bright, dark future.