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Extragalactic Adventure
Our Strange Universe

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  • Date Published: January 1982
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521280457

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  • The extragalactic universe, the immense world of a billion galaxies lying beyond out own, is the subject of this book. Our Sun is but a tiny star among a hundred billion other in our Galaxy, the Milky Way, which appears as a luminous veil trailing across the clear night sky. Beyond the Milky Way we will soar into space amid galaxies, clusters of galaxies, radio galaxies and quasars of enormous energy, out to the cosmological horizon which arrests our flight like an intangible barrier. Why do galaxies seem to fly from us? Is space so strongly curved that by going straight ahead we come up behind ourselves? Did it all begin with an enormous explosion, the famous Big Bang, which decided our fate in the first quarter of an hour? These are the questions which this rigourous and enthusiastic scientist tries to answer with complete honesty and non-technical clarity.

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    • Date Published: January 1982
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521280457
    • length: 184 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.24kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
    1. Our galaxy and its hundred billion stars
    2. Galaxies, population of the Universe
    3. Radioastronomy, a deeper foray in space
    4. Spectra, valuable messengers
    5. The expansion of the Universe and the Big Bang
    6. Einstein's general relativity theory or gravitation by the curvature of space
    7. Curved spaces, surprising worlds
    8. Models of the Universe or possible scenarios
    9. Space-time, a meeting of where and when
    10. Cosmological horizons, limits of the Universe
    11. The past of the Universe, from the primeval soup to us
    12. The future of the Universe, what destiny awaits us?
    13. Anomalous spectral redshifts, new question marks
    14. Quasars, at the boundaries of space
    15. The space telescope, a new leap in knowledge
    16. Black holes and their fantastic properties
    17. Extraterrestrials
    Epilogue.

  • Author

    Jean Heidmann

    Translators

    Maureen Schaerffer

    Ann Boesgaard

    Foreword

    Carl Sagan

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