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By Henri M. J. Boffin, Giovanni Carraro, Giacomo Beccari

The life of blue straggler stars, which seem more youthful, warmer, and extra gigantic than their siblings, is at odds with an easy photograph of stellar evolution. Such stars must have exhausted their nuclear gas and advanced some time past to turn into cooling white dwarfs. they're came upon to exist in globular clusters, open clusters, dwarf spheroidal galaxies of the neighborhood crew, OB institutions and as box stars.

This booklet summarises the numerous advances in observational and theoretical paintings devoted to blue straggler stars. conscientiously edited prolonged contributions by means of famous specialists within the box disguise the entire proper points of blue straggler stars examine: Observations of blue straggler stars of their a number of environments; Binary stars and formation channels; Dynamics of globular clusters; Interpretation of observational info and comparability with versions. The e-book additionally deals an introductory bankruptcy on stellar evolution written via the editors of the book.

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D. J. Boffin et al. D. Cannon mind several times regarding their significance or even reality (Sect. 2). Spinrad (1966) wrote, with considerable prescience: The few blue stragglers in M67 are usually dismissed — M67 would then make a perfect model for Baade’s Galactic Centre Population. Precisely how to include BSSs in modelling distant galaxies remains a key issue today. In an early review of BSSs data and explanations, Wheeler (1979) wrote: . . blue stragglers remain one of the unexplained oddities of astronomical lore.

2 2 We gratefully acknowledge the extensive radial-velocity observations of Hugh Harris and Robert McClure and their collaborators Roger Griffin and James Gunn, who from 1973 through 1996, executed a radial-velocity survey of 77 stars in NGC 188 and kindly merged their data with ours. Our Monte Carlo analysis indicates a detection limit for binaries of 104 days, and a completeness limit for binary orbital solutions of 3,000 days (Geller and Mathieu 2012). 3 4 One of the orbital solutions has not been previously published.

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