Tag Archives: radiation pressure

Hydrostatic Equilibrium

The internal structure of stars cannot be directly observed (an exception is neutrino emission from the stellar core, since neutrinos have a hard time interacting with… anything else, they are not blocked by the upper layers of the stellar body), … Continue reading

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Stellar Atmospheres

Radiation emitted by a star: Can be measured in terms of the specific intensity. It corresponds to the amount of energy of a given wavelength per unit time dt crossing a unit area dA into a solid angle dΩ (think of … Continue reading

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