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The Resource Chandra's cosmos : dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory, Wallace H. Tucker

Chandra's cosmos : dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory, Wallace H. Tucker

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Chandra's cosmos : dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory
Title
Chandra's cosmos
Title remainder
dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory
Statement of responsibility
Wallace H. Tucker
Title variation
Chandras cosmos
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dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASAs premier X-ray observatory
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eng
Summary
On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built, was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light. In Chandra's Cosmos, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Chandra science spokesperson Wallace H. Tucker uses a series of short, connected stories to describe the telescope's exploration of the hot, high-energy face of the universe. The book is organized in three parts: "The Big," covering the cosmic web, dark energy, dark matter, and massive clusters of galaxies; "The Bad," exploring neutron stars, stellar black holes, and supermassive black holes; and "The Beautiful," discussing stars, exoplanets, and life
Summary
Presents the scientific discoveries achieved through the Chandra X-ray Observatory, including galaxy clusters, black holes, dark matter, and dark energy
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10557042
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DLC
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Tucker, Wallace H
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Chandra X-ray Observatory (U.S.)
  • X-ray astronomy
  • Chandra X-ray Observatory (U.S.)
  • X-ray astronomy
  • SCIENCE / Astronomy
  • SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics
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adult
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dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory
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Chandra's cosmos : dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory, Wallace H. Tucker
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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Contents
Introduction : cool stories from the hot universe -- Part I. The big. Galaxy clusters -- The evidence for dark matter -- Cold dark matter -- Dark matter going bananas -- The wonderful--and fearful--dark side -- What is dark energy? -- The cosmic web -- Part II. The bad. Taking pleasure in the dimness of stars -- Cygnus X-1, microquasars, and the galactic jet set -- Downtown Milky Way -- The secret in the middle -- Ducks unlimited -- The origin and growth of supermassive black holes -- Green black holes -- Black hole feedback -- Part III. The beautiful. Going not gentle into that good night -- Core collapse -- The crab and other pulsar wind nebulas -- A thin cosmic rain : particles from outer space -- Elemental change -- Cosmic renewal
Control code
ocn946142031
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781588345875
Lccn
2016016560
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946142031
Label
Chandra's cosmos : dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory, Wallace H. Tucker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) 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 : cool stories from the hot universe -- Part I. The big. Galaxy clusters -- The evidence for dark matter -- Cold dark matter -- Dark matter going bananas -- The wonderful--and fearful--dark side -- What is dark energy? -- The cosmic web -- Part II. The bad. Taking pleasure in the dimness of stars -- Cygnus X-1, microquasars, and the galactic jet set -- Downtown Milky Way -- The secret in the middle -- Ducks unlimited -- The origin and growth of supermassive black holes -- Green black holes -- Black hole feedback -- Part III. The beautiful. Going not gentle into that good night -- Core collapse -- The crab and other pulsar wind nebulas -- A thin cosmic rain : particles from outer space -- Elemental change -- Cosmic renewal
Control code
ocn946142031
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781588345875
Lccn
2016016560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946142031

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