Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia : Young Stars and Planets Near the Sun (IAU S314), Hardback Book

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia : Young Stars and Planets Near the Sun (IAU S314) Hardback

Edited by Joel H. (Rochester Institute of Technology, New York) Kastner, Beate Stelzer, Stanimir (University of Western Ontario) Metchev

Description

In the past two decades, astronomers have discovered an abundance of young stars within ~100 parsecs of the Sun.

Thanks to their proximity, these stars provide unique opportunities to investigate early stellar evolution, and they offer readily accessible targets for direct imaging and other measurements of dusty circumstellar disks, newly-formed brown dwarfs and, especially, young exoplanets.

This volume highlights major advances in our understanding of the early evolution of stars and planetary systems flowing from investigations of nearby young stars.

It features contributions that approach such studies from a wide variety of directions: the identification, ages, and origins of local young moving groups; early stellar evolution from theoretical and observational perspectives; and aspects of nascent or recently formed exoplanet systems.

This up-to-date reference on local groups of young stars and their ability to aid the widening search for exoplanets addresses advanced students and researchers in the field.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 316 pages, 30 Tables, black and white; 150 Line drawings, unspecified; 1 Line drawings, color
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Galaxies & stars
  • ISBN: 9781107138162

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