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X-Ray Astronomy

Author: Riccardo Giacconi; Herbert Gursky
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1974.
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library, A Series of Books on the Recent Developments of Space Science and of General Geophysics and Astrophysics Published in Connection with the Journal Space Science Reviews, 43.
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It was about fourteen years ago that some of us became intrigued with the idea of searching the sky for X-ray and gamma-ray sources other than the Sun, the only celestial emitter of high-energy photons known at that time. It was, of course, clear that an effort in this direction would not have been successful unless there occurred, somewhere in space, processes capable of producing high-energy photons much more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Riccardo Giacconi; Herbert Gursky
ISBN: 9789401021050 9401021058
OCLC Number: 851378563
Description: 1 online resource (460 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Observational Techniques --
3. Mechanisms for the Production of X-Rays in a Cosmic Setting --
4. X-Ray Sky --
5. Solar X-Ray Emission --
6. Compact X-Ray Sources --
7. Supernova Remnants --
8. Interstellar Medium --
9. Extragalactic X-Ray Sources --
10. The Cosmic X-Ray Background --
Appendices: --
A. Interaction of X-Rays with Matter --
B. Units and Conversion Factors --
C. Catalog of X-Ray Sources.
Series Title: Astrophysics and Space Science Library, A Series of Books on the Recent Developments of Space Science and of General Geophysics and Astrophysics Published in Connection with the Journal Space Science Reviews, 43.
Responsibility: edited by Riccardo Giacconi, Herbert Gursky.

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