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astrophysics

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law

in A Dictionary of Physics

Eighth edition

Published in print March 2019 | ISBN: 9780198821472
Published online March 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191860805
astrophysics

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The study of the physical and chemical processes involving astronomical phenomena. Astrophysics deals with stellar structure and evolution (including the generation and transport of energy within stars), the properties of the interstellar medium and its interactions with stellar systems, and the structure and dynamics of systems of stars (such as clusters and ...

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Subjects: Physics

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