101 Amazing Facts about Pirates by Jack Goldstein

By Jack Goldstein

Arrr matey! Are you loaded to the gunwalls? have you learnt what Blackbeard’s send was once known as? Which pirate ate a man’s middle? Who makes the record of the pinnacle ten pirates of all time?

All those proof and extra are available during this first-class quick-read consultant to pirates. even if you’re Henry Morgan himself, or simply a few unfortunate Jonah, this booklet containing over 100 proof is certain to drift your boat. Land ahoy!

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The leading theory now involves multiple stages of gas ejection. The gas is sculpted by magnetic fields, either in the star itself or in a disk around an orbiting companion star. The model roughly accounts for observed nebulae in different stages of formation (insets). MAGNIFIED VIEW OF NEBULA’S CENTER Twisted magnetic field Slow wind Dying star 2a Strong magnetic fields from the core break out onto the surface. The star’s rotation twists the field lines into a helix 1 Wracked by pulsations, the dying star expels its outermost layers as a series of concentric bubbles.

But in a small fraction, the gravity of one star can deflect or even control the material flowing out of another. This fraction matches the fraction of planetary nebulae that are bipolar. Mario Livio of the Space Telescope Science Institute and his former student Noam Soker of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology championed this idea many years before it became fashionable THE AUTHORS NASA AND HUBBLE HERITAGE TEAM (STScI/AURA) RETINA NEBULA (IC 4406) [see “Planetary Nebulae,” by Noam Soker; Scientific American, May 1992].

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