Ecology of Blue Straggler Stars

The existence of blue straggler stars, which appear younger, hotter, and more massive than their siblings, is at odds with a simple picture of stellar evolution. Such stars should have exhausted their nuclear fuel and evolved long ago to become cooling white dwarfs. They are found to exist in globul...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Boffin, Henri M. J. (Editor), Carraro, Giovanni (Editor), Beccari, Giacomo (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Library
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The existence of blue straggler stars, which appear younger, hotter, and more massive than their siblings, is at odds with a simple picture of stellar evolution. Such stars should have exhausted their nuclear fuel and evolved long ago to become cooling white dwarfs. They are found to exist in globular clusters, open clusters, dwarf spheroidal galaxies of the Local Group, OB associations and as field stars. This book summarises the many advances in observational and theoretical work dedicated to blue straggler stars. Carefully edited extended contributions by well-known experts in the field cover all the relevant aspects of blue straggler stars research: Observations of blue straggler stars in their various environments; Binary stars and formation channels; Dynamics of globular clusters; Interpretation of observational data and comparison with models. The book also offers an introductory chapter on stellar evolution written by the editors of the book
Physical Description:XIX, 349 p. 144 illus., 53 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783662444344