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Galaxy collisions : forging new worlds from cosmic crashes

Author: Curtis Struck
Publisher: New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2011.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The spectacular images of galaxy collisions capture the imagination. This book will show what is out there in the universe, what it's like in other galaxies, what they might look like, and how cosmic processes might affect life in other solar systems. It will explain crucial stages in the development of physical structure in the universe, and the effect of galaxy scale processes. Professor Struck will explore all  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis Struck
ISBN: 9780387853703 0387853707
OCLC Number: 711617801
Description: xv, 285 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Exploring the world of galaxies --
Head-on collisions and rings of fire --
Swinging on by: the tidal twists --
Major mergers and their colossal consequences --
What happens to the little guy: minor mergers --
The secret of fire: triggered star formation --
Not always in a galaxy far, far away --
A wider view --
Epilogue: the galacto-biology of collisions.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Responsibility: Curtis Struck.
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