Sirius matters, by N. Brosch

McClintock, P. V. E. (2010) Sirius matters, by N. Brosch. Contemporary Physics, 51 (5). pp. 464-465. ISSN 0010-7514

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Abstract

Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky. It is able to cast shadows and can even be visible during daylight. So it is hardly surprising that it has been an object of great human fascination over the millennia, and that it has accrued an extensive terrestrial history in the writings and art of many civilisations and peoples including Egypt and the ancient Middle East, Greece, Rome, Africa, Arabia, India, China, Judah, the Americas and Australia. It also has an important history in modern science and still retains some teasing mysteries.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Contemporary Physics
Additional Information:
Review of book "Sirius Matters", by N. Brosch
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35031
Deposited On:
05 Jan 2011 11:27
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06 Aug 2020 00:59