David A.J. Seargent's Weird Astronomy: Tales of Unusual, Bizarre, and Other Hard PDF

By David A.J. Seargent

bizarre Astronomy appeals to all who're attracted to strange celestial phenomena, whether or not they be beginner or specialist astronomers or technology buffs who simply get pleasure from analyzing of wierd coincidences, unexplained observations, and stories from area probes that "don’t relatively fit." This ebook relates numerous "unusual" astronomical observations – strange within the feel of refusing to slot simply into approved considering, or strange within the commentary having been made less than tricky or severe conditions. even supposing a number of the subject matters coated are circumstances of "bad astronomy," so much should not. many of the observations recorded the following have truly became out to be vital medical breakthroughs.

Included are a few fun anecdotes (such because the incident concerning "potassium flares" in traditional stars and the tale of Abba 1, the sunlight system’s personal flare star!), however the book’s objective isn't to ridicule those that record anomalous observations, neither is it to problem medical orthodoxy. it's extra to illustrate how what is "weird" frequently seems to be way more major than observations of what we think to see.

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