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The realm of the nebulae

Author: Edwin Hubble; Robert P Kirshner; Sean M Carroll
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2013.
Series: Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman memorial lectures.; Silliman milestones in science.
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In less than a century, the accepted picture of the universe transformed from a stagnant place, comprised entirely of our own Milky Way galaxy, to a realm inhabited by billions of individual  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Hubble; Robert P Kirshner; Sean M Carroll
ISBN: 9780300187120 0300187122
OCLC Number: 813392861
Notes: Originally published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1936. With new forewords.
Description: lii, 207 pages, xiv leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The exploration of space --
Family traits of nebulae --
The distribution of nebulae --
Distances of nebulae --
The velocity-distance relation --
The local group --
The general field --
The realm of the nebulae.
Series Title: Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman memorial lectures.; Silliman milestones in science.
Responsibility: Edwin Hubble ; with new forewords by Robert P. Kirshner and Sean M. Carroll.

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