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Spacecraft for astronomy

Author: Joseph A Angelo
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2007.
Series: Frontiers in space.; Facts on File science library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spacecraft for Astronomy is a compelling examination of the historic events, scientific principles, and technical breakthroughs that enable complex orbiting astronomical observatories to revolutionize our understanding of the universe.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Angelo
ISBN: 0816057745 9780816057740
OCLC Number: 64453279
Description: xv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: From petroglyphs to the Spitzer Space Telescope --
High-energy astrophysics: Meeting the universe face-to-face --
Revolution in planetary astronomy --
Optical astronomy and the Hubble Space Telescope --
Gamma-ray astronomy and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory --
X-ray astronomy and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory --
Infrared astronomy and the Spitzer Space Telescope --
Ultraviolet astronomy and the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer--
Visit to the nearest star: Spaced-based solar physics --
Moon as a platform for astronomy and astrophysics --
Searching for extrasolar planets, brown dwarfs, and dark matter --
Wrinkles in the cosmic microwave background --
Conclusion --
Chronology --
Glossary --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Frontiers in space.; Facts on File science library.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Angelo, Jr.
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