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A survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud

Author: Brian May
Publisher: New York : Springer ; Bristol [England] : in association with Canopus Pub., 2008.
Dissertation: Brian Harold May's Thesis (doctoral)--Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : eBook   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Zodiacal Light, that misty diffuse cone of light seen in the West after Sunset and the East before Sunrise, is a beautiful and intriguing phenomenon. Even though everyone can enjoy the sight from a suitably dark location, it is poorly understood, and has been the subject of relatively little research. Brian May began his research into the subject in 1970, and was finally awarded his PhD in 2007, after a hiatus  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Academic theses
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
May, Brian, 1947-
Survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud.
New York : Springer ; Bristol [England] : In Association with Canopus Pub., 2008
(DLC) 2008300421
Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian May
ISBN: 9780387777061 0387777067
OCLC Number: 754716941
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 215 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Preparations and experimental details 1971-1974 --
Reduction of the data --
Interpretation of results in terms of physical models --
Current developments and future plans.
Responsibility: Brian Harold May.


Since he had been a student at Imperial, I knew, as Head of the Astrophysics Group at Imperial, that it would be good for the Group if he came and worked with us.  Read more...


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