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The First Galaxies in the Universe

The First Galaxies in the Universe

  • Author: Abraham Loeb,Steven R. Furlanetto
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691144923
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 540
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This book provides a comprehensive, self-contained introduction to one of the most exciting frontiers in astrophysics today: the quest to understand how the oldest and most distant galaxies in our universe first formed. Until now, most research on this question has been theoretical, but the next few years will bring about a new generation of large telescopes that promise to supply a flood of data about the infant universe during its first billion years after the big bang. This book bridges the gap between theory and observation. It is an invaluable reference for students and researchers on early galaxies. The First Galaxies in the Universe starts from basic physical principles before moving on to more advanced material. Topics include the gravitational growth of structure, the intergalactic medium, the formation and evolution of the first stars and black holes, feedback and galaxy evolution, reionization, 21-cm cosmology, and more. Provides a comprehensive introduction to this exciting frontier in astrophysics Begins from first principles Covers advanced topics such as the first stars and 21-cm cosmology Prepares students for research using the next generation of large telescopes Discusses many open questions to be explored in the coming decade

Galaxies in the Universe

Galaxies in the Universe

An Introduction

  • Author: Linda S. Sparke,John S. Gallagher, III
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521597401
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 379
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An ideal introductory text for advanced undergraduate students in astronomy and physics.

Planets, Stars, and Galaxies

Planets, Stars, and Galaxies

A Visual Encyclopedia of Our Universe

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426301707
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 191
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Illustrations, photographs, star charts, moon maps, and scientific diagrams are compiled in a reference tool that explores the new solar system, the birth and death of stars, black holes, and space engineering.

Groups of Galaxies in the Nearby Universe

Groups of Galaxies in the Nearby Universe

Proceedings of the ESO Workshop held at Santiago de Chile, December 5 - 9, 2005

  • Author: Ivo Saviane,Valentin D. Ivanov,Jordanka Borissova
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540711732
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 359
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For every galaxy in the field or in clusters, there are about three galaxies in groups. The Milky Way itself resides in a group. Groups in the local universe offer the chance to study galaxies in environments characterized by strong interactions. In the cosmological context, groups trace large-scale structures better than clusters; the evolution of groups and clusters appears to be related. All these aspects of research are summarized in this book.

Structure Formation in the Universe

Structure Formation in the Universe

  • Author: T. Padmanabhan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521424868
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 483
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This text provides an up-to-date and pedagogical introduction to this exciting area of research.

Dark Matter in the Universe

Dark Matter in the Universe

Varenna on Lake Como, Villa Monastero, 25 July-4 August 1995

  • Author: Silvio Bonometto,Joel R. Primack,Antonello Provenzale
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 9789051992946
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 711
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Physics and astrophysics came to dark matter through many different routes, finally accepting it, but often with some distaste. It has been noticed that the existence of dark matter is yet another displacement of humans from the centre of the Universe: not only do our planet and our sun have no central position in the Universe, not only are humans just animals (although with a 'specialized' central nervous system), but even the material of which we are made is only a marginal component of the cosmic substance! If this is the right attitude to take, scientists feeling distaste for dark matter are much like Galileo Galilei's colleagues who refused to look through the telescope to watch the Medici planets. Nevertheless, astronomers, when required to take a ballot in favour of some cosmological model, often still vote for 'pure baryonic' with substantial majorities, although most cosmologists assume that a 'cold' component of dark matter plays a role in producing the world as we observe it. Among the many subjects covered by the book, particular emphasis was given to 1) summarizing the current status of the observations both of the distribution of the nearby galaxies and of the evolution of more distant galaxies; 2) advanced statistical techniques for quantifying structure in galaxy redshift and peculiar velocity surveys; 3) the art of cosmic inflation and models for dark matter candidates, and their implications for cosmic microwave background observations; 4) implications of cold dark matter variants for large scale structure, as worked out both by quasi-linear techniques and by fully nonlinear simulations; and 5) Eulerian and Lagrangian approximations for treating the nonlinear dynamics.

Matter in the Universe

Matter in the Universe

  • Author: Ph. Jetzer,Klaus Pretzl,Rudolf von Steiger
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402006661
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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This volume, the fourteenth in the Space Sciences Series of ISS/, is dedicated to the matter in the universe, which was the topic of a workshop organized by ISSI from 19 to 22 March 2001 in Bern. The aim of the meeting was to gather ac tive researchers from various fields (cosmology, astrophysics, nuclear and particle physics as well as space science) to asses the exciting new developments in the search for abundant and yet unknown forms of matter in the universe. Due to the importance of the field and the rapid developments which are taking place ISSI decided to organize a workshop on matter in the universe and invited nine convenors, John Ellis, Johannes Geiss, Philippe Jetzer, Heinrich Leutwyler, Klaus Pretzl, Rafael Rebolo, Norbert Straumann, Gustav Andreas Tammann and Rudolf von Steiger, who formulated the aims and goals of the meeting. The work shop was organized such as to have only plenary sessions with typically half hour presentations and ample time for discussions. The last day was devoted to conclusions and future objectives. The knowledge of the amount and nature of matter present in the universe is undoubtedly one of the most relevant topics oftoday's astrophysics and cosmology.

Universe: Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies

Universe: Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies

  • Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111425671
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 528
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With this newly revised 7th edition of UNIVERSE: SOLAR SYSTEM, STARS, AND GALAXIES, Mike Seeds and Dana Backman’s goal is to help students use astronomy to understand science and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: What are we? and How do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, the authors provide not just facts but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The book vividly conveys their love of astronomy and illustrates how students can comprehend their place in the universe by grasping a small set of physical laws. Crafting a story about astronomy, the authors show students how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. The revision addresses new developments in astrophysics and cosmology, plus the latest discoveries, including evidence of a new world beyond Pluto and new evidence of dark energy and the acceleration of the universe. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Violent Phenomena in the Universe

Violent Phenomena in the Universe

  • Author: Jayant V. Narlikar
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486152316
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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Acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," this reader-friendly book explores exploding stars, black holes, and the Big Bang. Clear and lively, it conveys the excitement of modern cosmology. 1982 edition.

Guide to the Universe: Stars and Galaxies

Guide to the Universe: Stars and Galaxies

  • Author: Lauren V. Jones
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1573567493
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 207
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This up-to-date volume offers student researchers an unexcelled primer on current scientific knowledge about stars. • 66 illustrations • Glossary of star-related and astronomy terms • A bibliography of useful resources will guide students in learning more about the subject