Images of the Universe

Images of the Universe

by Carole Stott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521391784

ISBN-13: 9780521391788

Pub. Date: 11/21/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Images of the Universe includes articles written by sixteen leading amateur and professional astronomers. They provide a lively and up-to-date view of our surroundings in space. The solar system, stars and galaxies all come under close scrutiny. Answers are provided to questions that have puzzled people throughout the ages such as how and when was the universe created…  See more details below

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Images of the Universe includes articles written by sixteen leading amateur and professional astronomers. They provide a lively and up-to-date view of our surroundings in space. The solar system, stars and galaxies all come under close scrutiny. Answers are provided to questions that have puzzled people throughout the ages such as how and when was the universe created? Modern cosmology is discussed by Martin Rees and the first one second of the universe is put under the microscope by Paul Davies. Colin Ronan looks back on advances that astronomers have made in the last hundred years. Patrick Moore and David Hughes write on the outer planets, and comets and meteors respectively. Jacqueline Mitton examines the stars, the birthplace of the elements. Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest turn their attention to the Milky Way, the hazy band of light that is the end-on view of our Galaxy; and Malcolm Longair looks beyond this and into the deep sky. A good picture is the goal of most astronomers, whether it be beamed back to Earth by way of sophisticated and expensive technology, shot with a camera or simply drawn. In this book a special emphasis is placed on images of our universe. This book will appeal to anyone interested in present-day knowledge of our surrounding in space. An awareness of our position in space may help the reader, but no specialist knowledge is essential.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521391788
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/21/1991
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Major advances in astronomy since 18901
2The inner planets20
3Jupiter40
4Saturn encountered52
5Uranus, Neptune and Pluto63
6Comets and meteors77
7The Sun93
8Stellar evolution110
9Variable stars121
10Supernovae138
11The story of the pulsars155
12The Milky Way Galaxy166
13Active galaxies and quasars178
14The first one second of the universe199
15Origin of the universe215
Acknowledgements236

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