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Night Vision : Exploring the Infrared Universe,9781107024762

Night Vision : Exploring the Infrared Universe

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781107024762

ISBN10:
1107024765
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/30/2013
Publisher(s):
Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

Drawing on exciting discoveries of the last forty years, Night Vision explores how infrared astronomy, an essential tool for modern astrophysics and cosmology, helps astronomers reveal our universe's most fascinating phenomena - from the birth of stars in dense clouds of gas, to black holes and distant colliding galaxies, and the traffic of interstellar dust from the formation of our Solar System. While surveying the progress in infrared observation, astronomer Michael Rowan-Robinson introduces readers to the pioneering scientists and engineers who painstakingly developed infrared astronomy over the past two hundred years. Accessible and well-illustrated, this comprehensive volume is written for the interested science reader, amateur astronomer, or university student, while researchers in astronomy and the history of science will find Rowan-Robinson's detailed notes and references a valuable resource.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
William Herschel opens up the invisible universe
1800-1950: slow progress - the moon, planets, bright stars, and the discovery of interstellar dust
Dying stars shrouded in dust and stars being born: the emergence of infrared astronomy in the 60s and 70s
Birth of far infrared and submillimetre astronomy: clouds of dust and molecules in our Galaxy
The cosmic microwave background, echo of the Big Bang
The Infrared Astronomical Satellite and the opening up of extragalactic infrared astronomy: starbursts and active galactic nuclei
The Cosmic Background Explorer and the ripples, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Explorer, and dark energy
Giant ground-based infrared and submillimetre telescopes
The Infrared Space Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope: the star-formation history of the universe and infrared galaxy populations
Our dusty Solar System, debris disks and the search for exoplanets
The future: pioneering space missions and giant ground-based telescopes
Notes
Credits for illustrations
Further reading
Bibliography
Glossary
Index of names
Index
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