Star Formation, Galaxies and the Interstellar Medium

Star Formation, Galaxies and the Interstellar Medium

by Jose Franco
     
 

Starbursts or spectacular star-forming events are seen on large scales in some galaxies, often triggered by galactic interactions. An intriguing implication of starburst research is that active galactic nuclei (AGN) may not be powered by accreting black holes. Instead theories are presented where compact powerhouses of dust-enshrouded star formation lie at the core of…  See more details below

Overview

Starbursts or spectacular star-forming events are seen on large scales in some galaxies, often triggered by galactic interactions. An intriguing implication of starburst research is that active galactic nuclei (AGN) may not be powered by accreting black holes. Instead theories are presented where compact powerhouses of dust-enshrouded star formation lie at the core of AGN, with supernovae exploding roughly once per year within massive nuclear concentrations of gas. This book comprises a thorough review of the most important developments in galactic-scale star formation since the starburst revolution of the late 1980s.

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'Would expect to find in any self-respecting astronomical libary'. The Observatory

'...a good introduction to the subject of star formation'. The Observatory

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521444125
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
413
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.87(d)

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