The Farthest Things in the Universe
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Farthest Things in the Universe by Jay M. Pasachoff
Book DescriptionThe quest for the farthest objects in the Universe remains one of the most challenging to modern astronomy. Peering deeper and deeper into space reveals the most distant and powerful objects known and so probes back to the embryonic epochs of the Universe not long after its birth in the Big Bang. Four world experts - chosen for their ability to communicate research astronomy to popular audiences - each contribute a chapter to this lucid survey, first published in 1994. In clear terms they bring to the general audience the excitement and challenge of studying the Universe on the largest scales. They address the fundamental issues of scale in the Universe; the ghostly etchings seen on the cosmic background radiation; quasars and their evolution; and galaxy birth. This survey offers an exceptional chance for the general audience to share in the excitement of today's forefront research of the early Universe in an accessible and stimulating way.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521469319
(228mm x 152mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jay M. Pasachoff
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Solar Corona, Hardback (October 2009)» View all books by Jay M. Pasachoff
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