Revealing the Heart of the Galaxy: The Milky Way and its Black Hole



1. Introduction: the luminous pathway; 2. The discovery of the Milky Way Galaxy; 3. The new physics; 4. Parting the veil with radio astronomy; 5. The violent Universe; 6. New windows on the Galactic Center; 7. The Milky Way as a barred spiral galaxy; 8. The evolving view of active galactic nuclei; 9. The 'paradox of youth': young stars in the Galactic Center; 10. Stellar orbits in the Galactic Center, QED; 11. Black holes here, black holes there... 12. Traces of activity: past, present, future; Afterword: progress in astronomy.
Originele taal-2English
Plaats van productieNew York, NY
UitgeverijCambridge University Press
Aantal pagina's197
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-107-03918-6t
StatusPublished - 2014

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