Boundaries of the Universe

By John S Glasby

© 2009 – Routledge

308 pages

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About the Book

The boundaries of space exploration are being pushed back constantly, but the realm of the partially understood and the totally unknown is as great as ever. Among other things this book deals with astronomical instruments and their application, recent discoveries in the solar system, stellar evolution, the exploding starts, the galaxies, quasars, pulsars, the possibilities of extraterrestrial life and relativity.

Table of Contents

  1. Astronomical Instruments and their Applications. 2 The Lunar Landscape. 3 Recent Discoveries in the Solar System. 4 Stellar Evolution. 5 Exploding Stars. 6 Distance in Astronomy. 7 Beyond the Visible. 8 Listening to the Universe. 9 Molecules in Interstellar Space. 10 The Galaxies. 11 The Seyfert Galaxies. 12 Quasars. 13 Pulsars. 14 Extraterrestrial Life. 15 Big Bang or Steady State? 16Relativity. Index

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