The Evolution of Galaxies II — Basic Building Blocks

Galaxies have a history. This has become clear from recent sky surveys which have shown that distant galaxies, formed early in the life of the Universe, differ from the nearby ones. New observational windows at ultraviolet, infrared and millimetric wavelengths (provided by ROSAT, IRAM, IUE, IRAS, IS...

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Main Author: Sauvage, Marc
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Stazińska, Grażyna (Editor), Schaerer, Daniel (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2002, 2002
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Galaxies have a history. This has become clear from recent sky surveys which have shown that distant galaxies, formed early in the life of the Universe, differ from the nearby ones. New observational windows at ultraviolet, infrared and millimetric wavelengths (provided by ROSAT, IRAM, IUE, IRAS, ISO) have revealed that galaxies contain a wealth of components: very hot gas, atomic hydrogen, molecules, dust, dark matter ... A significant advance is expected due to new instruments (VLT, FIRST, XMM) which will allow one to explore the most distant Universe. Three Euroconferences have been planned to punctuate this new epoch in galactic research, bringing together specialists in various fields of Astronomy
Physical Description:X, 562 p online resource
ISBN:9789401733113