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Our Universe : The Thrill of Extragalactic Exploration.

By: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001Copyright date: ©2001Description: 1 online resource (174 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780511158148
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Our Universe : The Thrill of Extragalactic ExplorationDDC classification:
  • 523.1
LOC classification:
  • QB500.24 -- .O87 2001eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover -- Half-title -- Dedication -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- The frontier Universe: At the edge of the night -- PART I Revealing a Universe -- 1 Mapmaker, mapmaker make me a map -- On being an astronomer -- What to do after graduate school -- Redshift surveys -- The second CfA Survey -- The next maps-more to come -- 2 Looking back in time: Searching for the most distant galaxies -- The siren call of distant galaxies -- Taking different tacks-deep surveys with infrared detectors -- We try higher -- Down the rabbithole-the Keck 10-m telescope comes on line -- Building our better mousetrap -- Looking back…and looking ahead -- Suggested reading -- 3 So we've lost the mission? The Big Bang and the Cosmic Background Explorer -- Growing up nerdish -- College and graduate school -- Going to work for NASA -- Building a team -- Recovering from disaster -- Launch! -- Parties, champagne, crises, and science -- Suggested reading -- 4 Computational adventures in cosmology -- The beginning -- Two cosmologies -- My kitchen -- Managing the available resources -- Making travel plans -- The road ahead -- Suggested reading -- PART II Denizens of the Deep -- 5 The search for very massive black holes -- Black holes in astrophysics -- Weighing invisible matter -- The ''Nuker'' team forms and grows -- The Space Telescope era -- The subject matures -- Connections -- Suggested reading -- 6 Gamma-ray bursts-the most spectacular fireworks -- Perplexed -- Journey -- Compton's wine -- Of supernovae and hypernovae -- Suggested reading -- 7 Clusters of galaxies and the fate of the Universe (Or how to be a cosmologist without really trying) -- Losing my religion and heeding a call -- Summoned to the mountains -- To a cluster very very far away -- Is the Universe dense? Clusters say no -- Suggested reading -- 8 Dark matter and the discovery of galactic halos.
What gravity reveals -- Greater puzzles -- 9 Hunting the elusive invisible galaxy -- Introduction -- The initial quest -- Alone in the wilderness? -- Commencing the hunt -- Intensifying the hunt -- Bagging the big one -- The rest is history -- Suggested reading.
Summary: Leading astrophysicists give personal accounts of their work and desire to understand our Universe.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Dedication -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- The frontier Universe: At the edge of the night -- PART I Revealing a Universe -- 1 Mapmaker, mapmaker make me a map -- On being an astronomer -- What to do after graduate school -- Redshift surveys -- The second CfA Survey -- The next maps-more to come -- 2 Looking back in time: Searching for the most distant galaxies -- The siren call of distant galaxies -- Taking different tacks-deep surveys with infrared detectors -- We try higher -- Down the rabbithole-the Keck 10-m telescope comes on line -- Building our better mousetrap -- Looking back…and looking ahead -- Suggested reading -- 3 So we've lost the mission? The Big Bang and the Cosmic Background Explorer -- Growing up nerdish -- College and graduate school -- Going to work for NASA -- Building a team -- Recovering from disaster -- Launch! -- Parties, champagne, crises, and science -- Suggested reading -- 4 Computational adventures in cosmology -- The beginning -- Two cosmologies -- My kitchen -- Managing the available resources -- Making travel plans -- The road ahead -- Suggested reading -- PART II Denizens of the Deep -- 5 The search for very massive black holes -- Black holes in astrophysics -- Weighing invisible matter -- The ''Nuker'' team forms and grows -- The Space Telescope era -- The subject matures -- Connections -- Suggested reading -- 6 Gamma-ray bursts-the most spectacular fireworks -- Perplexed -- Journey -- Compton's wine -- Of supernovae and hypernovae -- Suggested reading -- 7 Clusters of galaxies and the fate of the Universe (Or how to be a cosmologist without really trying) -- Losing my religion and heeding a call -- Summoned to the mountains -- To a cluster very very far away -- Is the Universe dense? Clusters say no -- Suggested reading -- 8 Dark matter and the discovery of galactic halos.

What gravity reveals -- Greater puzzles -- 9 Hunting the elusive invisible galaxy -- Introduction -- The initial quest -- Alone in the wilderness? -- Commencing the hunt -- Intensifying the hunt -- Bagging the big one -- The rest is history -- Suggested reading.

Leading astrophysicists give personal accounts of their work and desire to understand our Universe.

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