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Exploring the X-Ray Universe

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ISBN-10: 0521884837

ISBN-13: 9780521884839

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Philip A. Charles, Frederick D. Seward

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Exploring The X-ray Universe describes the view of the stars and galaxies that is obtained through X-ray telescopes. Clear diagrams support the text, and more specialised topics are covered in separate boxed features.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Publication date: 8/26/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 372
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Frederick D. Seward has been leader of the High Altitude Physics Group at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Director of the Einstein Guest Observer Program at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Head of Chandra User Support and an Assistant Director of the Chandra Observatory before retiring in 2004.

Birth and childhood of X-ray astronomy
X-ray emission and interaction with matter
Tools and techniques
Solar System X-rays
X-ray absorption and scattering in the interstellar medium
Active stellar coronae
Early-type stars
Supernova explosions and their remnants
Neutron stars, pulsars, pulsar wind nebulae, more supernova remnants
Cataclysmic variable stars
X-ray binaries
Black-hole X-ray binaries
Normal and starburst galaxies
Active galactic nuclei
Clusters of galaxies
The diffuse X-ray background
Gamma-ray bursts