The Resource The Invisible Universe : The Story of Radio Astronomy, by Gerrit Verschuur, (electronic resource)

The Invisible Universe : The Story of Radio Astronomy, by Gerrit Verschuur, (electronic resource)

Label
The Invisible Universe : The Story of Radio Astronomy
Title
The Invisible Universe
Title remainder
The Story of Radio Astronomy
Statement of responsibility
by Gerrit Verschuur
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Hidden from human view, accessible only to sensitive receivers attached to huge radio telescopes, giant versions of backyard satellite dishes, the invisible universe beyond our senses continues to fascinate and intrigue our imaginations. We cannot really comprehend what it means to say that a galaxy is exploding, yet that is the nature of some of the distant radio sources in the furthest reaches of space. Closer to home, in the Milky Way galaxy, radio astronomers listen patiently to the ticking of pulsars that tell of star death and states of matter of awesome densities. And between the stars, radio emission from a host of over 120 complex molecules radiate outward to reveal a tale about chemical processes that produce the very stuff of life. And all of this happens out there in the universe hidden from our eyes, even when aided by the Hubble Space Telescope. This is the story of radio astronomy, of how radio waves are generated by stars, supernova, quasars, colliding galaxies, and by the very beginnings of the universe itself. In The Invisible Universe, you learn what astronomers are doing with those huge dishes in the New Mexico desert, in a remote valley in Puerto Rico, in the green Pocahontas Valley in West Virginia, as well as dozens of other remote sites around the world. With each of these observatories, the scientists collect and analyze their data, "listening" to the radio signals from space, in order to learn what is out there, and perhaps even if someone else may be listening as well
Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Verschuur, Gerrit
Dewey number
  • 522.682
  • 522/.682
Language note
English
LC call number
QB1-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular works
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Observations, Astronomical
  • Astronomy
  • Popular Science
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Label
The Invisible Universe : The Story of Radio Astronomy, by Gerrit Verschuur, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Introduction: Adventure, Imagination, and Curiosity -- What is Radio Astronomy? -- A Science is Born -- The Radio Sun and Planets -- The Galactic Radio Nebulae -- Radio Waves from the Milky Way -- Interstellar Hydrogen -- Interstellar Molecules -- Pulsars -- The Galactic Superstars -- Radio Galaxies -- Quasars -- The Grand Unification: Active Galactic Nuclei -- Beyond the Quasars—Radio Cosmology -- On the Radio Astronomical Quest for Extraterrestrial Intelligence -- Radio Telescopes: The Future -- What’s it All About?
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (167 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387683607
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-68360-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000283174
  • (EBL)301350
  • (OCoLC)184908811
  • (SSID)ssj0000183487
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11167823
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000183487
  • (PQKBWorkID)10195939
  • (PQKB)10190015
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-68360-7
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000283174
Label
The Invisible Universe : The Story of Radio Astronomy, by Gerrit Verschuur, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Introduction: Adventure, Imagination, and Curiosity -- What is Radio Astronomy? -- A Science is Born -- The Radio Sun and Planets -- The Galactic Radio Nebulae -- Radio Waves from the Milky Way -- Interstellar Hydrogen -- Interstellar Molecules -- Pulsars -- The Galactic Superstars -- Radio Galaxies -- Quasars -- The Grand Unification: Active Galactic Nuclei -- Beyond the Quasars—Radio Cosmology -- On the Radio Astronomical Quest for Extraterrestrial Intelligence -- Radio Telescopes: The Future -- What’s it All About?
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (167 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387683607
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-68360-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000283174
  • (EBL)301350
  • (OCoLC)184908811
  • (SSID)ssj0000183487
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11167823
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000183487
  • (PQKBWorkID)10195939
  • (PQKB)10190015
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-68360-7
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000283174

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