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Death stars, weird galaxies, and a quasar-spangled universe : the discoveries of the Very Large Array telescope

Author: Karen Taschek
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces young readers to the wonders revealed by the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope on the plains of San Agustin, New Mexico.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Taschek
ISBN: 0826332110 9780826332110
OCLC Number: 61362674
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 78 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: A tour of the Very Large Array --
Other famous telescopes --
Probing the planets : red-hot, icy Mercury, killer winds on Jupiter, and summering on Uranus --
Doughnuts in space : the life and explosive end of stars like the sun --
Death stars and starving black holes --
A zoo of galaxies --
The big bang of the universe --
The future of radio astronomy.
Responsibility: Karen Taschek.
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In the 1970s, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory built the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope, equipped to hunt for strange objects and solve astronomical mysteries. This book introduces  Read more...

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