The Local Group as an Astrophysical Laboratory
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Local Group as an Astrophysical Laboratory by Mario Livio
Book DescriptionThe Local Group of galaxies consists of the Milky Way and all of its neighbours. The proximity of these galaxies allows for detailed studies of the processes that have led to their formation, structures, and evolution. In particular, studies of the Local Group can test predictions of structure formation that are based on dark energy and cold dark matter. This book presents a collection of review papers, written by world experts, on some of the most important aspects of Local Group Astrophysics. It is an invaluable resource for both professional researchers and graduate students in this fascinating area of research.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521847599
(247mm x 174mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Mario Livio
Mario Livio is a Senior Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
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