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Our universe : the thrill of extragalactic exploration as told by leading experts

Author: Alan Stern
Publisher: Cambridge UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leading astrophysicists give personal accounts of their work and desire to understand our Universe.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Stern
ISBN: 0521783305 9780521783309 0521789079 9780521789073
OCLC Number: 44083981
Description: viii, 152 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Mapmaker, mapmaker make me a map: probing the universe's large-scale structure / John Huchra --
Looking back in time: searching for the most distant galaxies / Esther Hu --
So we've lost the mission? The Big Bang and the cosmic background explorer / John Mather --
Computational adventures in cosmology / Nick Gnedin --
The search for very massive black holes / Doug Richstone --
Gamma-ray bursts: the most spectacular fireworks / Bohdan Paczyński --
Clusters of galaxies and the fate of the universe (or how to be a cosmologist without really trying) / Megan Donahue --
Dark matter and the discovery of galactic halos / Jeremiah Ostriker --
Hunting the elusive invisible galaxy / Gregory Bothun.
Responsibility: edited by S. Alan Stern.
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'Encompassing subjects as diverse as the frothy distribution of galaxies, dark matter and those ever-popular black holes, the well-illustrated text is kept very readable. An easier book to pick up Read more...

 
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