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Farthest Things in the Universe

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ISBN-10: 0521469317

ISBN-13: 9780521469319

Edition: 1994

Authors: Jay M. Pasachoff, Edward S. Cheng, Patrick Osmer, Hyron Spinrad

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The quest for the farthest objects in the Universe remains one of the most challenging to modern astronomy. Peering deeper and deeper into space reveals the most distant and powerful objects known and so probes back to the embryonic epochs of the Universe not long after its birth in the Big Bang. Four world experts - chosen for their ability to communicate research astronomy to popular audiences - each contribute a chapter to this lucid survey. In clear terms they bring to the general audience the excitement and challenge of studying the Universe on the largest scales. They address the fundamental issues of scale in the Universe; the ghostly etchings seen on the cosmic background radiation;…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/13/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 116
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Preface
Observing the farthest things in the universe Jay M. Pasachoff
The cosmic background radiation Ed Cheng
Quasars Patrick S. Osmer
Galaxies at the limit: the epoch of galaxy formation Hyron Spinrad
Index.