The Anatomy of Galaxies

Mauro D'Onofrio*, Roberto Rampazzo, Simone Zaggia, Malcolm S. Longair, Laura Ferrarese, Paola Marziani, Jack W. Sulentic, Pieter C. van der Kruit, Eija Laurikainen, Debra M. Elmegreen, Françoise Combes, Giuseppe Bertin, Giuseppina Fabbiano, Riccardo Giovanelli, Daniela Calzetti, David L. Moss, Francesca Matteucci, Stanislav George Djorgovski, Didier Fraix-Burnet, Alister W. McK GrahamBrent R. Tully

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Just after WWII Astronomy started to live its "Golden Age", not differently to many other sciences and human activities, especially in the west side countries. The improved resolution of telescopes and the appearance of new efficient light detectors (e.g. CCDs in the middle eighty) greatly impacted the extragalactic researches. The first morphological analysis of galaxies were rapidly substituted by "anatomic" studies of their structural components, star and gas content, and in general by detailed investigations of their properties. As for the human anatomy, where the final goal was that of understanding the functionality of the organs that are essential for the life of the body, galaxies were dissected to discover their basic structural components and ultimately the mystery of their existence.
Originele taal-2English
TitelFrom the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations
SubtitelDialogues on a Century of Research
Redacteuren M D'Onofrio, R Rampazzo , S. Zaggia
Plaats van productieCham
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-319-31006-0
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-319-31004-6
StatusPublished - 2016

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