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Hidden universe

Author: Lars Lindberg Christensen; R A E Fosbury; Robert Hurt
Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a look at the wonders of the universe made visible by covering the full spectrum of light, discussing the way the human eye sees the universe and illustrating the view offered by other wavelength bands including infrared, ultraviolet, radio/microwaves, and X-rays/gamma rays.
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Lindberg Christensen; R A E Fosbury; Robert Hurt
ISBN: 9783527408665 3527408665
OCLC Number: 277069401
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 145 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword / Riccardo Giacconi --
Light and vision --
View from the ground --
Space observatories --
Visible universe --
Infrared universe --Ultraviolet universe --
Radio & microwave universe --
X-ray & high energy universe --
Multi-wavelength universe.
Responsibility: Lindberg Christensen, Robert Fosbury, Robert Hurt.
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