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Stars are (to a first approximation) Black Bodies in the thermodynamics sense. This means that their peak radiation output depends on their surface temperature, which in turn depends on their mass. Small stars (less than 0.1 Solar masses) are red dwarfs, up to massive (10 or more Solar masses) blue-white stars.
The dark lines in the spectrum do indicate atomic composition, and these can be used to classify stars as "population I", "population II", etc., with older stars containing fewer complex elements.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
-- 6079 Smith W.
I’ve been in North America for a while now and there are still a bunch of cultural mainstays I just can’t get into: hockey, poutine, pumpkin pie, Ford F-150’s, ice storms... But I have to say that the pre-Christmas Turkey Day over indulgence, while slightly guilt inducing, is awesome
My understanding is that this is a time we say thanks for the things we have. In that spirit I'd like to say that in spite of the sheer hard work involved in running CodeProject, the flame wars, the server issues, the 24/7 nature of the internet, the bugs, complaints, the emails from the lost asking for just a little help, the industry egos and the insanely generous community we have, I’m thankful for every second of the last 20 years.
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