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The invisible universe : the story of radio astronomy

Author: Gerrit L Verschuur
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Hidden from human view, accessible only to sensitive receivers attached to huge radio telescopes, giant versions of backyard satellite dishes, the invisible universe beyond our senses continues to fascinate and intrigue our imaginations. We cannot really comprehend what it means to say that a galaxy is exploding, yet that is the nature of some of the distant radio sources in the furthest reaches of space. Closer to  Read more...
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Verschuur, Gerrit L., 1937-
Invisible universe.
New York : Springer, ©2007
(DLC) 2006924881
(OCoLC)80564212
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerrit L Verschuur
ISBN: 9780387683607 0387683607 9780387326641 0387326642 0387308164 9780387308166 9780387341330 0387341331 6610816530 9786610816538
OCLC Number: 184908811
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 156 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: What is radio astronomy? --
A science is born --
The radio sun and planets --
The galactic radio nebulae --
Radio waves from the Milky Way --
Interstellar hydrogen --
Interstellar molecules --
Pulsars --
The galactic superstars --
Radio galaxies --
Quasars --
The grand unification : active galactic nuclei --
Beyond the quasars : radio cosmology --
On the radio astronomical quest for extraterrestrial intelligence --
Radio telescopes : the future --
What's it all about?
Responsibility: Gerrit L. Verschuur.
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This is the story of radio astronomy. You will learn what astronomers are doing with those huge dishes dotted around the world. Those sections no longer regarded as cutting edge have been removed  Read more...

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