By Johan A. M. Bleeker, Johannes Geiss, Martin C. E. Huber (auth.), Johan A. M. Bleeker, Johannes Geiss, Martin C. E. Huber (eds.)

ISBN-10: 0792371968

ISBN-13: 9780792371960

ISBN-10: 9401003203

ISBN-13: 9789401003209

One of the main appealing beneficial properties of the younger self-discipline of house technology is that a few of the unique pioneers and key gamers concerned are nonetheless to be had to explain their box. therefore, at this element in heritage we're in a distinct place to achieve first-hand perception into the sector and its improvement. To this finish, The Century of house Science, a scholarly, authoritative, reference publication offers a chapter-by-chapter retrospective of area technological know-how as studied within the twentieth century. the extent is educational and makes a speciality of key discoveries, how those have been arrived at, their medical outcomes and the way those discoveries complicated the strategies of the most important avid gamers concerned.

With over ninety world-class participants, resembling James Van Allen, Cornelis de Jager, Eugene Parker, Reimar Lüst, and Ernst Stuhlinger, and with a Foreword through Lodewijk Woltjer (past ESO Director General), this ebook might be immensely worthwhile to readers within the fields of area technology, astronomy, and the historical past of technology. either educational associations and researchers will locate that this significant reference paintings makes a useful addition to their assortment.

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99% of the velocity of light. Gamma-ray burst sources would thus seem to produce the most extreme form of cosmic acceleration. Some gamma-ray bursts appear to be associated with a peculiar type of highly luminous supernova, a so-called hypernova, implying the explosive death of a very massive star in which a black hole is formed in the gravitationally collapsing core (Figure 24). The earliest picture of the Universe so far has been obtained by observing in the microwave region. e. the isotropic high-frequency radio emission) was discovered in 1964 by Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, who used a ground-based antenna.

Cyrano's L'autre monde, ou les etats et empires de la Lune, posthumously published in 1657, tells of several attempts by himself to reach the Moon. First, he tied a string of vials filled with dew around himself, so that the rays of the morning sun could draw him upward when evaporating the dew, but he only arrived in Canada on that attempt. He then tried to launch himself from the top of a hill by a special spring-loaded vehicle, but the vehicle crashed down into the valley. After curing the bruises by smearing ox marrow on his body, the hero returned to his vehicle, but he found that some soldiers had taken possession of it and were tying fireworks to it in order to make it appear as a flying fire dragon.

5-day periodicity in the recurrent nova V 404 Cygni implying the presence of a black hole. Nature 355, 614-617. Figure 22. jpg Figure 23. html Figure 25. Cosmic Background Explorer Team. Figure 26. From: Geiss, J. and von Steiger, R. (1997). Production of light nuclei in the early Universe. In A. ) Fundamental Physics in Space, ESA SP-420, ESTEC, Noordwijk, pp. 99-106, Figure 1. THE BEGINNINGS 2 ARTU RO RUSSO* The space age and the origin of space research INTRODUCTION The exploration of space is one of the greatest achievements of the twentieth century.

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