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Extragalactic adventure : our strange universe

Author: Jean Heidmann
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The extragalactic universe, the immense world of a billion galaxies lying beyond out own, is the subject of this book.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heidmann, Jean.
Extragalactic adventure.
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982
(OCoLC)802299784
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Heidmann
ISBN: 0521235715 9780521235716 0521280451 9780521280457
OCLC Number: 7578047
Language Note: Translation of: Au-delà de notre voie lactée - un étrange univers.
Notes: Translation of: Au-delà de notre voie lactée.
Description: viii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword; Preface; 1. Our galaxy and its hundred billion stars; 2. Galaxies, population of the Universe; 3. Radioastronomy, a deeper foray in space; 4. Spectra, valuable messengers; 5. The expansion of the Universe and the Big Bang; 6. Einstein's general relativity theory or gravitation by the curvature of space; 7. Curved spaces, surprising worlds; 8. Models of the Universe or possible scenarios; 9. Space-time, a meeting of where and when; 10. Cosmological horizons, limits of the Universe; 11. The past of the Universe, from the primeval soup to us; 12. The future of the Universe, what destiny awaits us?; 13. Anomalous spectral redshifts, new question marks; 14. Quasars, at the boundaries of space; 15. The space telescope, a new leap in knowledge; 16. Black holes and their fantastic properties; 17. Extraterrestrials; Epilogue.
Other Titles: Au-delà de notre voie lactée.
Responsibility: Jean Heidmann ; translated by Maureen Schaeffer and Ann Boesgaard ; foreword by Carl Sagan.
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