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The Farthest Things in the Universe

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Jay M. Pasachoff, Ed Cheng, Patrick S. Osmer, Hyron Spinrad
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  • Date Published: January 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521451703

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  • The quest for the farthest objects in the Universe remains one of the most challenging areas of modern astronomical research. Peering deeper and deeper into space reveals the most distant and powerful objects known and so unveils 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 at a popular level--each contributes a chapter to this lucid survey. 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 fascinating and accessible account offers an exceptional chance for the general audience to share in the excitement of today's forefront research of the early Universe.

    • Shows the reader how distance and time are measured in the Universe
    • Details are given of the ghostly fingerprints left on the cosmic background radiation and their relavence to the Big Bang
    • Provides new information on where and when galaxies were born
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    • Date Published: January 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521451703
    • length: 116 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 157 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.353kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Observing the farthest things in the universe Jay M. Pasachoff
    2. The cosmic background radiation Ed Cheng
    3. Quasars Patrick S. Osmer
    4. Galaxies at the limit: the epoch of galaxy formation Hyron Spinrad
    Index.

  • Authors

    Jay M. Pasachoff, Harvard University, Massachusetts

    Hyron Spinrad, University of California, Berkeley

    Patrick Osmer, Ohio State University

    Edward S. Cheng, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville

    Contributors

    Jay M. Pasachoff, Ed Cheng, Patrick S. Osmer, Hyron Spinrad

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