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Restless Universe: Understanding X-Ray Astronomy in the Age of Chandra and Newton
Restless Universe: Understanding X-Ray Astronomy i

Our Price: $30.00
By Eric M. Schlegel (au)
Year: 2002
Pages: 209
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 195148479

Product Code: 1437963889

An informative survey of the cutting-edge science of X-ray astronomy. Two major space observatories launched recently -- NASA’s “Chandra” and the European “Newton” -- are orbiting the Earth, sending back a gold mine of data on the X-ray universe. Schlegel describes the building and launching of this space-based X-ray observatory. He provides the background a non-scientist would need to grasp the present and follow the future of X-ray astronomy. He looks at the relatively brief history of the field, the hardware used to detect X rays, the satellites that have been or will be flown to collect these data, the way astronomers interpret these data, and, the insights we have learned as well as speculations about what we may soon discover. Full-color illus.

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