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Energetic Particles in the Heliosphere

This monograph traces the development of our understanding of how and where energetic particles are accelerated in the heliosphere and how they may reach the Earth. Detailed data sets are presented which address these topics. The bulk of the observations are from spacecraft in or near the ecliptic plane. It is timely to present this subject now that Voyager-1 has entered the true interstellar medium. Since it seems unlikely that ther...

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Astronomy Today (7th edition)

With Astronomy Today, Seventh Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy and awakenyouto the universe around you. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, making “how we know what we know” an integral part of the text. The revised edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical discoverie...

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The Facts on File Space and Astronomy Handbook

In order to comprehend the universe and how it works, one must first have a firm understanding of astronomy and space exploration. "The Facts on File Space and Astronomy Handbook, Revised Edition" is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of a popular and comprehensive reference. With special emphasis on the most recent planetary exploration missions, including NASA's Phoenix lander as well as NASA's plans to explore the moon and M...

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Kompendium der Astronomie: Einführung in die Wissenschaft vom Universum, 5. Auflage

Das Kompendium der Astronomie ist eine umfassende und zugleich verständliche Einführung in die Astronomie. Es schlägt die Brücke von einfachen Werken für Laien zu Fachbüchern der Forschung. Als größte Stärke gilt sein Nachschlagewert: Mit über 200 Tabellen und Illustrationen sowie einem Ausführlichen Anhang finden sich hier Zahlen, Daten und Fakten, die man in anderen Werken oder im Internet vergeblich sucht. Es ist sowohl zum Selbst...

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Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics, Volume 1: Basic Stellar Observations and Data

This textbook introduction to the basic elements of fundamental astronomy and astrophysics serves as a foundation for understanding the structure, evolution, and observed properties of stars. The first half of the book explains how stellar motions, distances, luminosities, colors, radii, masses and temperatures are measured or derived. The author then shows how data of these sorts can be arranged to classify stars through their spect...

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What's Hot on the Moon Tonight?: The Ultimate Guide to Lunar Observing

"What's Hot on the Moon Tonight?" is the ultimate guide to lunar observing. There are 10,000 craters on the Moon that are within the grasp of even small telescopes. This book takes you by the hand and guides you to the Moon’s most interesting features as they appear night-by-night throughout the lunar month. It also gives you an understanding of how these features came to be so that you are not merely a sightseer, you become a knowle...

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The Search for Civilization X

Aliens and UFOs are out there, but what are they really? Philosopher and parapsychologist, Dart Lamorna, will change the way we think about aliens, grays, human history, evolution, space, and technology forever. If the truth of humanity and our solar system is what you seek - Civilization X is the number one book you must read. If you want to know what links the alien threat, asteroid mining, the near Earth planet Proxima b, Atlantis...

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Spektrum Kompakt - Schwarze Löcher: Schwerkraftmonster im Universum

Giganten, Gravitationsmonster, supermassereich - beim Thema Schwarze Löcher purzeln die Superlative nur so daher. Durchaus zu Recht: Nur wenige andere astronomische Objekte können mit ähnlichen Rekordphänomenen aufwarten, und sicher noch weniger faszinieren die Menschen so sehr wie diese geheimnisvollen hungrigen Schlunde im All, denen nicht einmal Licht mehr entkommen kann. Der schaurige Ruf weckt daher auch bei so manchen die (unbe...

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Pluto Confidential: An Insider Account of the Ongoing Battles over the Status of Pluto

When the International Astronomical Union (IAU) adopted a new definition of a "planet" in August 2006, Pluto became a dwarf planet, drawing a divisive line in science and public opinions. The controversy of whether Pluto is a planet continues years later, and passion about the decision remains, pitting scientist against scientist and invoking sentiments and nostalgia from the rest of the world. With the IAU definition, the future of ...

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Guide de l'astronome débutant

Ce guide d'initiation simple et accessible aborde les notions principales de l'astronomie, donne des pistes pour choisir un instrument en fonction de ce que l'on souhaite observer (objets du système solaire ou ciel profond), de son budget et de son lieu d'habitation (ville ou campagne), et fournit les conseils essentiels pour réussir ses premières observations. Le lecteur apprend ainsi à régler son instrument, se repérer dans le ciel...