ISBN-10:
9048160200
ISBN-13:
9789048160204
Pub. Date:
12/08/2010
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
The Evolution of Galaxies: II - Basic Building Blocks / Edition 1

The Evolution of Galaxies: II - Basic Building Blocks / Edition 1

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Overview

Galaxies have a history. This has become clear from recent sky surveys which have shown that distant galaxies, formed early in the life of the Universe, differ from the nearby ones. New observational windows at ultraviolet, infrared and millimetric wavelengths (provided by ROSAT, IRAM, IUE, IRAS, ISO) have revealed that galaxies contain a wealth of components: very hot gas, atomic hydrogen, molecules, dust, dark matter ...

A significant advance is expected due to new instruments (VLT, FIRST, XMM) which will allow one to explore the most distant Universe. Three Euroconferences have been planned to punctuate this new epoch in galactic research, bringing together specialists in various fields of Astronomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048160204
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/08/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages: 562
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. Introductory Session. 1. Star Information. 2. Nucleosynthesis and stellar Evolution. 3. Energy flows in the interstellar medium. 4. Environmental effects on galaxy evolution. 5. Primeval stars and galaxies. List of Participants. Author Index.

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