Of stars

Of stars

(oh-eff ) Young massive O stars that show selectively enhanced emission lines of ionized helium (He II) and nitrogen (N III) in addition to a well-developed absorption spectrum. The emission lines arise in an unstable atmosphere that is being lost from the star. Of stars are the hottest, most luminous, and probably the most massive stars in the Galaxy: the record holder is HD 93129A, near Eta Carinae, with a temperature of 50 000 K, a luminosity of 3 million Suns, and a mass of probably 120 solar masses (see also supermassive stars). Of stars are thought to be the evolutionary precursors of Wolf-Rayet stars.
References in classic literature ?
Just as a photographic plate receives a different impression of a cluster of stars when a telescope is part of the intervening medium, so a brain receives a different impression when an eye and an optic nerve are part of the intervening medium.
Levin listened to the monotonous drip from the lime trees in the garden, and looked at the triangle of stars he knew so well, and the Milky Way with its branches that ran through its midst.
Among these 5,000 nebulae there is one which has received the name of the Milky Way, and which contains eighteen millions of stars, each of which has become the center of a solar world.
This stage was soon succeeded by another, in which there was nothing in the universe save stars and the light of stars; as she looked up the pupils of her eyes so dilated with starlight that the whole of her seemed dissolved in silver and spilt over the ledges of the stars for ever and ever indefinitely through space.
Hosts of stars are visible to-night, though their brilliancy is eclipsed by the splendour of the moon.
Understanding the age and mass of stars that die as type 1a supernovas could be critical to revealing the origin of these explosions, says Reynolds.
The newfound stars are all red dwarfs, one of the most common types of stars in the Milky Way.
After all, the Milky Way, our home galaxy (large system of stars), contains at, least 200 billion stars.
Teach campers to identify other groups of stars and tell them the stories of Orion, Cassiopeia, Centaurus, and the other gods and goddesses of Greek mythology.
Since 1999, the astronomers have been monitoring hundreds of stars, looking for motions indicating that some might lie close to the solar system.
In many cases, the stellar pair kicks away the new dwarf but doesn't give the body enough oomph to escape a surrounding cluster of stars. That would account for the multitude of brown dwarf loners found in young stellar clusters, such as the Orion star-forming region.
They detected increases in the brightness of stars in a nearby galaxy.