Logo

The Star Splitters: The High Energy Astronomy Observatories

Large book cover: The Star Splitters: The High Energy Astronomy Observatories

The Star Splitters: The High Energy Astronomy Observatories
by

Publisher: NASA History Office
ISBN/ASIN: 9997398823
ISBN-13: 9789997398826
Number of pages: 182

Description:
This book published in 1984 describes the High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO) Missions which were developed to examine and analyze the nature of the high energy universe, stellar radiation and galactic radiation. Some of the topics covered in this book include creative violence, stellar explosions, cosmic rays, superbubbles, stellar coronas, collapsed stars, neutron stars, degenerate dwarf stars, black holes, X-ray images of galaxies, galactic nuclei, spiral galaxies, galactic clusters, the mystery of the missing mass, and cosmic fire.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Read online
(online html)

Similar books

Book cover: Practical AstronomyPractical Astronomy
by - John Wiley & Sons
This volume is designed especially for the use of the cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, as a supplement to the course in General Astronomy. It is therefore limited to that branch of Practical Astronomy which relates to Field Work.
(4877 views)
Book cover: Observatories in SpaceObservatories in Space
by - arXiv
This short book presents a few striking examples of astrophysics space observatories and of major results spanning from the Solar neighborhood and our Galaxy to external galaxies, quasars and the cosmological background.
(6891 views)
Book cover: Spherical AstronomySpherical Astronomy
by - Van Nostrand
The celestial sphere and its diurnal motion; On the changes of the fundamental planes to which the places of the stars are referred; Corrections of the observations arising from the position of the observer on the surface of the Earth; and more.
(7532 views)
Book cover: Gravitational Wave Detection by InterferometryGravitational Wave Detection by Interferometry
by - arXiv
The main theme of this review is a discussion of the mechanical and optical principles used in the various long baseline systems in operation around the world - LIGO, Virgo, TAMA300, LCGT, GEO600 - and in LISA, a proposed space-borne interferometer.
(4755 views)