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The Resource Cosmic dawn : the search for the first stars and galaxies, George Rhee

Cosmic dawn : the search for the first stars and galaxies, George Rhee

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Cosmic dawn : the search for the first stars and galaxies
Title
Cosmic dawn
Title remainder
the search for the first stars and galaxies
Statement of responsibility
George Rhee
Title variation
Search for the first stars and galaxies
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The visible universe consists of stars and galaxies. One of the challenges of astronomy is to understand how galaxies and stars first came into existence over thirteen billion years ago. This book tells the story of our quest to solve this problem. Four hundred years after Galileo used his telescope to discover the moons of Jupiter, we are using new telescopes and instruments to search for the first galaxies to form after the Big Bang. This book brings the reader to the current frontier of this subject and lays out some of the exciting developments we can expect in the years to come
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YDX
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1961-
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Rhee, George
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB982
LC item number
.R44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Astronomers' universe,
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  • Cosmology
  • Cosmology
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Cosmic dawn : the search for the first stars and galaxies, George Rhee
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-276) and index
Contents
Cosmology through its past -- The three pillars of the Big Bang theory -- The visible universe -- Dark matter -- A map of the universe -- How did galaxies come into existence? -- The weight, shape, and fate of the universe -- The search for light in the dark ages -- Observing the first galaxies -- Cosmic archaeology -- Looking ahead in wonder : telescopes at the cosmic frontier -- Tour de force : the James Webb telescope
Control code
841495255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 279 p.
Isbn
9781461478126
Lccn
2013940914
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)841495255
Label
Cosmic dawn : the search for the first stars and galaxies, George Rhee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-276) and index
Contents
Cosmology through its past -- The three pillars of the Big Bang theory -- The visible universe -- Dark matter -- A map of the universe -- How did galaxies come into existence? -- The weight, shape, and fate of the universe -- The search for light in the dark ages -- Observing the first galaxies -- Cosmic archaeology -- Looking ahead in wonder : telescopes at the cosmic frontier -- Tour de force : the James Webb telescope
Control code
841495255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 279 p.
Isbn
9781461478126
Lccn
2013940914
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)841495255

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