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What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts? (Princeton Frontiers in Physics)
What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts? (Princeton Frontiers in Physics)
by Joshua Bloom
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Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest--and, until recently, among the least understood--cosmic events in the universe. Discovered by chance during the cold war, these evanescent high-energy explosions confounded astronomers for decades. But a rapid series... (read more)

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Mysteries in Space (Reading Essentials in Science)
Mysteries in Space (Reading Essentials in Science)
by Ellen Hopkins
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This title begins with physics--energy, matter, gravity, mass, and relativity--and follows the history of scientific theories, discoveries, and technological advances, which have solved some of the mysteries of space while unleashing new mysteries to be... (read more)

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AIP Conference Proceedings / Astronomy and Astrophysics #968: Astrophysis of Compact Objects: International Conference on Astrophysics of Compact Objects
AIP Conference Proceedings / Astronomy and Astrophysics #968: Astrophysis of Compact Objects: International Conference on Astrophysics of Compact Objects
by Ye-fei Yuan
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Compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs) play a major role in modern astrophysics. They are associated with some of the most exotic phenomena and environments in the universe. Compact objects have been observed in all electromagnetic... (read more)

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Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies 2000: Tanashi, Tokyo, Japan 19 - 21 January 2000
Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies 2000: Tanashi, Tokyo, Japan 19 - 21 January 2000
by Taka Kajino
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This book focuses on current topics in astronomy, astrophysics and nuclear astrophysics. The areas covered are: origin of the universe and nucleosynthesis; chemical and dynamical evolution of galaxies; nova/supernova and evolution of stars; astrophysical... (read more)

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Planetary Nebulae Beyond the Milky Way (Eso Astrophysics Symposia)
Planetary Nebulae Beyond the Milky Way (Eso Astrophysics Symposia)
by L. Stanghellini
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In the last decade extra-galactic planetary nebulae (PNe) have gained increasing importance. Improved observational capabilities have allowed fainter and fainter PNe to be studied in galaxies well beyond the Milky Way. Planetary nebulae can be detected... (read more)

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Science with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array: A New Era for Astrophysics
Science with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array: A New Era for Astrophysics
by Rafael Bachiller
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Currently under construction in Northern Chile, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) is the most ambitious astronomy facility under construction. This book describes the enormous capabilities of ALMA, the state of the project, and most notably the... (read more)

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A Space Physics Paradox
A Space Physics Paradox
by Committee On Solar-terrestrial Research
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This book investigates and analyzes several disturbing trends in government support for space physics research over the past decade. The authors identify funding and management problems that thwart cost efficiency within this discipline, and suggest... (read more)

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Gamma-Ray Bursts: Proceedings of the Second Huntsville Gamma-Ray Burst Workshop Held in Huntsville, Al, October 1993
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Proceedings of the Second Huntsville Gamma-Ray Burst Workshop Held in Huntsville, Al, October 1993
by Gerald J. Fishman
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Proceedings of the Second Huntsville Gamma-Ray Burst Workshop, held in Huntsville, Alabama, October 1993. Papers are grouped in thematic sections, some with subsections: general observations and global studies (general burst observations/intensity... (read more)

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Acoustic and Radio Eev Neutrino Detection Activities: Proceedings of the International Workshop (Arena 2005) Desy, Zeuthen, Germany 17 - 19 May 2005
Acoustic and Radio Eev Neutrino Detection Activities: Proceedings of the International Workshop (Arena 2005) Desy, Zeuthen, Germany 17 - 19 May 2005
by Rolf Nahnhauer
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The ARENA Workshop in Zeuthen was the first to combine extensively the fields of acoustic and radio detection techniques for high-energetic particle cascades from cosmic neutrino interactions. The articles in this volume comprise the latest research work... (read more)

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Icy Worlds of the Solar System
Icy Worlds of the Solar System
by Pat Dasch
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Scientists have only recently come to believe that the presence of ice is widespread in our solar system. Focusing on the occurrence and significance of water ice, and ices formed by other materials, this volume considers the implications of the... (read more)

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Solar Electromagnetic Radiation Study for Solar Cycle 22: Proceedings of the Solers22 Workshop Held at the National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak
Solar Electromagnetic Radiation Study for Solar Cycle 22: Proceedings of the Solers22 Workshop Held at the National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak
by Judit M. Pap
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Measurements of solar irradiance, both bolometric and at various wavelengths, over the last two decades have established conclusively that the solar energy flux varies on a wide range of time scales, from minutes to the 11-year solar cycle. The major... (read more)

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AIP Conference Proceedings / Astronomy and Astrophysics #924: The Multicolored Landscape of Compact Objects and Their Explosive Origins: Cefalu 2006
AIP Conference Proceedings / Astronomy and Astrophysics #924: The Multicolored Landscape of Compact Objects and Their Explosive Origins: Cefalu 2006
by Tiziana Di Salvo
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These two volumes feature the proceedings from a conference held in Cefalù, Italy, in June 2006. The first volume starts with a discussion of gamma ray bursts, then examines magnetar candidates, and finally explores the properties of supernovae. The... (read more)

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Solar, Stellar and Galactic Connections Between Particle Physics and Astrophysics (Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings)
Solar, Stellar and Galactic Connections Between Particle Physics and Astrophysics (Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings)
by Alberto Carraminana
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This book collects extended and specialized reviews on topics linking astrophysics and particle physics at a level intermediate between a graduate student and a young researcher. The book includes also three reviews on observational techniques used in... (read more)

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AIP Conference Proceedings / High Energy Physics #972: Exotic Nuclei and Nuclear/Particle Astrophysics (II): Proceedings of the Carpathian Summer School of Physics 2007
AIP Conference Proceedings / High Energy Physics #972: Exotic Nuclei and Nuclear/Particle Astrophysics (II): Proceedings of the Carpathian Summer School of Physics 2007
by Livius Trache
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The book represents the proceedings of the conference with the same name, held for two weeks in the Carpathian mountains resort of Sinaia, Romania. It aims to provide the reader with comprehensive reviews on topics in exotic nuclei, nuclear and particle... (read more)

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Catacylsmic Variables: Proceedings of the Conference Held in Abvano Terme, Italy, on 20-24 June, 1994, Vol. 205
Catacylsmic Variables: Proceedings of the Conference Held in Abvano Terme, Italy, on 20-24 June, 1994, Vol. 205
by A. Bianchini
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These proceedings present new observational and theoretical results on cataclysmic variables (CV's). Main topics include: interrelations among CVs; theory and evolution of classical, recurrent, symbiotic novae; dwarf novae, nova-like and accretion... (read more)

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Gravitational Million Body Problem
Gravitational Million Body Problem
by D C Heggie
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The gravitational million-body problem is a model for understanding the dynamics of rich star clusters. This text describes the theory astronomers need for studying globular star clusters. After introducing the million-body problem from various view... (read more)

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Lakes on Mars
Lakes on Mars
by Nathalie A. Cabrol
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On Earth, lakes provide favorable environments for the development of life and its preservation as fossils. They are extremely sensitive to climate fluctuations and to conditions within their watersheds. As such, lakes are unique markers of the impact of... (read more)

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The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal - 3 Volume Set
The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal - 3 Volume Set
by Eric Gr Forbes
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Professor Eric Forbes left behind at his death an important collection of the letters of John Flamsteed (1646-1719), First Astronomer Royal. A leading figure in the final phases of the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, his extensive... (read more)

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Molecules and Grains in Space 50th International Meeting of Physical Chemistry: Proceedings of the Conference Held in Mont Sainte-Odile, France, Septe
Molecules and Grains in Space 50th International Meeting of Physical Chemistry: Proceedings of the Conference Held in Mont Sainte-Odile, France, Septe
by Irene Nenner
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The proceedings of the 50th International Meeting of Physical Chemistry, held in Mont Sainte-Odile, France, September 1993, comprise some 100 contributions in the areas of: observation data and models--from millimeter to optical wavelengths, from... (read more)

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The Magnetospheric Cusps: Structure and Dynamics
The Magnetospheric Cusps: Structure and Dynamics
by Theodore A. Fritz
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This collection of papers will address the question "What is the Magnetospheric Cusp?" and what is its role in the coupling of the solar wind to the magnetosphere as well as its role in the processes of particle transport and energization within the... (read more)

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