IAU Symposium 262 summarises the current understanding of the theories of stellar evolution, galaxy formation and galaxy... Læs mere
Planetary nebulae are the spectacular products of the evolution of low- and intermediate-mass stars.... Læs mere
The study of dark matter, in both astrophysics and particle physics, has emerged as one of the most active and exciting topics of research in recent years.... Læs mere
The Hubble Space Telescope is the largest, most complex, and most powerful observatory ever deployed in space. Now Eric Chaisson, the senior scientist on the HST project, tells the inside story of the much heralded mission to fix the telescope.
Presents a review of knowledge about possible life on Mars; an astrobiological assessment of current Mars missions; a review of... Læs mere
What is the origin of the universe? What was there before the universe appeared? We are presently witnessing a second Copernican... Læs mere
Provides readers with the skills they need to write computer codes that simulate... Læs mere
The authors present up-to-date relativistic models for applied techniques such as Satellite LASER Ranging (SLR), Lunar LASER Ranging (LLR), Globale Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Very Large Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), radar measurements, gyroscopes and pulsar timing.
Among the most fascinating and rapidly developing areas in modem physics is the study of cosmological phenomena such as black holes, the cosmic microwave background, and the inflationary nature of the universe.
An introduction to the subject of black holes. It is designed for advanced undergraduates and first year postgraduates as a useful stepping-stone... Læs mere