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The Resource Revealing the heart of the galaxy : the Milky Way and its black hole, Robert H. Sanders, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen

Revealing the heart of the galaxy : the Milky Way and its black hole, Robert H. Sanders, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen

Label
Revealing the heart of the galaxy : the Milky Way and its black hole
Title
Revealing the heart of the galaxy
Title remainder
the Milky Way and its black hole
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Sanders, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Written in an informal and engaging style, this volume traces the discoveries that led to our understanding of the size and structure of the Milky Way, and the conclusive evidence for a massive black hole at its center. Robert H. Sanders, an astronomer who witnessed many of these developments, describes how we parted the veil of interstellar dust to probe the strange phenomena within. We now know that the most luminous objects in the Universe - quasars and radio galaxies - are powered by massive black holes at their hearts. But how did black holes emerge from being a mathematical peculiarity, a theoretical consequence of Einstein's theory of gravity, to become part of the modern paradigm that explains active galactic nuclei and galaxy evolution in normal galaxies such as the Milky Way? This story, aimed at non-specialist readers and students and historians of astronomy, will both inform and entertain"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sanders, Robert H
Dewey number
523.1/13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB843.B55
LC item number
S26 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Milky Way
  • Galactic center
Label
Revealing the heart of the galaxy : the Milky Way and its black hole, Robert H. Sanders, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223107469471
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the luminous pathway -- The discovery of the Milky Way Galaxy -- The new physics -- Parting the veil with radio astronomy -- The violent universe -- New windows on the galactic center -- The Milky Way as a barred spiral galaxy -- The evolving view of active galactic nuclei -- The "paradox of youth": young stars in the galactic center -- Stellar orbits in the galactic center, QED -- Black holes here, black holes there ... -- Traces of activity: past, present, and future -- After words: progress in astronomy
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 197 pages
Isbn
9781107039186
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 850909459
  • (OCoLC)850909459
Label
Revealing the heart of the galaxy : the Milky Way and its black hole, Robert H. Sanders, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen
Publication
Bar code
31223107469471
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the luminous pathway -- The discovery of the Milky Way Galaxy -- The new physics -- Parting the veil with radio astronomy -- The violent universe -- New windows on the galactic center -- The Milky Way as a barred spiral galaxy -- The evolving view of active galactic nuclei -- The "paradox of youth": young stars in the galactic center -- Stellar orbits in the galactic center, QED -- Black holes here, black holes there ... -- Traces of activity: past, present, and future -- After words: progress in astronomy
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 197 pages
Isbn
9781107039186
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 850909459
  • (OCoLC)850909459

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