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.
|Titel||From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations|
|Subtitel||Dialogues on a Century of Research|
|Redacteuren|| M D'Onofrio, R Rampazzo , S. Zaggia|
|Plaats van productie||Cham|
|ISBN van elektronische versie||978-3-319-31006-0|
|ISBN van geprinte versie||978-3-319-31004-6|
|Status||Published - 2016|