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The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut

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Author: Clayton C. Anderson and Nevada Barr  |  Isbn: 9780803262829  |  File size: 21MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 400  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy What’s it like to travel at more than 850 MPH, riding in a supersonic T-38 twin turbojet engine airplane? What happens when the space station toilet breaks? How do astronauts “take out the trash” on a spacewalk, tightly encapsulated in...

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Fundamentals of Celestial Mechanics

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Author: John M. A. Dan  |  Isbn: 9780943396200  |  File size: 26.6MB  |  Year: 1988  |  Pages: 483  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Danby discusses most subjects in a fast moving, somewhat terse way, a little too fast for my taste. I find that many of the student problems are exactly what I was looking for, and I would have preferred to see them discussed in detail in the text. His coverage of the...

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Physics of Magnetic Flux Tubes

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Author: Margarita Ryutova  |  Isbn: 9783662452424  |  File size: 22.7MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 559  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This book is the first account of the physics of magnetic flux tubes from their fundamental properties to collective phenomena in an ensembles of flux tubes. The physics of magnetic flux tubes is absolutely vital for understanding fundamental physical processes in the...

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Variable Stars as Essential Astrophysical Tools

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Author: Cafer Ibanogammalu and Cafer Ibanoglu  |  Isbn: 9780792360841  |  File size: 29MB  |  Year: 1999  |  Pages: 844  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Pulsating and eccentric binary stars play a fundamentally important role in deciphering the mass distribution within stars. The present volume reviews the fundamental concepts of both radial and nonradial oscillations in the stars, including the Sun....

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Galactic Encounters: Our Majestic & Evolving Star-System, From the Big Bang to Time's End

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Author: William Sheehan  |  Isbn: 9780387853468  |  File size: 15MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 385  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Written by William Sheehan, a noted historian of astronomy, and Christopher J. Conselice, a professional astronomer specializing in galaxies in the early universe, this book tells the story of how astronomers have pieced together what is known about the vast and complicated...

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The Amazing Unity of the Universe: & Its Origin in the Big Bang

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Author: Edward van den Heuvel  |  Isbn: 9783319235424  |  File size: 19MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 315  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy In the first chapters the author describes how our knowledge of the position of Earth in space and time has developed, thanks to the work of many generationsof astronomers and physicists. He discusses how our position in the Galaxy was discovered, and how in 1929,...

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L'astronomie : La géométrie de l'univers

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Author: Martine Janvier and Roger Ferlet  |  Isbn: 9782848840260  |  File size: 65.7MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 154  |  Language: French  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Depuis vingt-cinq siècles déjà, le regard plongé dans la voûte céleste, l'Homme cherche à percer le secret de l'Univers. Guidé par Ptolémée ou Galilée, Newton ou Einstein, il lui faut sans cesse repenser le temps, l'espace, le mouvement des objets...

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Proceedings of the Dalgarno Celebratory Symposium

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Author: Hossein Sadeghpour, James F. Babb, and Kate Kirby  |  Isbn: 9781848164697  |  File size: 17MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 404  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This unique volume is a compendium of scientific contributions inspired by the work of Alex Dalgarno in the fields of atomic, molecular, and optical physics, astrophysics, astrochemistry, and atmospheric physics. The book should be of...

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Advances in Geosciences: Hydrological Science

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Author: Wing-huen Ip  |  Isbn: 9812709851  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 224  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy "Advances in Geosciences" is the result of a concerted effort in bringing the latest results and planning activities related to earth and space science in Asia and the international arena. The volume editors are all leading scientists in their research fields covering six...

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Exploration of the Solar System, 2 edition

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Author: B. J. Conrath, D. E. Jennings, and R. A. Hanel  |  Isbn: 9780521818971  |  File size: 3.7MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 534  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Fully revised, this new edition incorporates the latest technologies, new mission results and scientific discoveries. It also includes a fully updated bibliography to reflect the advances made in this field during the past ten years. All...

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Space Exploration: Triumphs & Tragedies

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Author: Kim Masters Evans  |  Isbn: 9781414407784  |  File size: 14MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 192  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Humans have always been explorers. When ancient humans stumbled across unknown lands or seas, they were compelled to explore them. They were driven by a desire to dare and conquer new frontiers and by a thirst for knowledge, wealth, and prestige. These are the same...

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The Observation & Analysis of Stellar Photospheres

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Author: David F. Gray  |  Isbn: 9780521851862  |  File size: 56MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 550  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Revising topics and results to include the latest research, this updated third edition describes the equipment, observational techniques, and analysis used to investigate stellar photospheres. Topics covered include radiation transfer, models of stellar photospheres,...

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Fundamental Questions in Astrophysics: Guidelines for Future UV Observatories

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Author: Ana I. Gómez de Castro and Willem Wamsteker  |  Isbn: 9781402048388  |  File size: 5MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 170  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Modern astrophysics has evolved early phases of discovery and classification to a physics-oriented quest for answers to fundamental problems from cosmology to the origin and diversity of life-sustainable systems in the Universe. Future progress in...

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Neil Armstrong (Great Explorers)

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Author: Jim Ollhoff  |  Isbn: 9781617839634  |  File size: 5MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 32  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Neil Armstrong was a great American hero. His legacy today as the first person to walk on the moon continues to inspire the most ardent of dreamers. “There was a feeling that if people could do that,” Ollhoff writes, “they could do anything.” Ollhoff...

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Planetary Geodesy & Remote Sensing

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Author: Shuanggen Jin  |  Isbn: 9781482214888  |  File size: 9MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 396  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Although lunar exploration began in the 1960s, the moon and other planets have many long-standing, unanswered questions about planetary environments, origin, formation and evolution, magnetization of crustal rocks, internal structure, and possible life. However, with the...

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The Archetypal Cosmos: Rediscovering the Gods in Myth, Science & Astrology

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Author: Keiron Le Grice  |  Isbn: 9780863157752  |  File size: 4.74MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 336  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The modern world is passing through a time of critical change on many levels: cultural, political, ecological, and spiritual. We are witnessing the decline and dissolution of the old order and the tumult and uncertainty of a new birth. Against this background is the...

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The Solar Tachocline

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Author: Professor D. W. Hughes and R. Rosner  |  Isbn: 1107405351  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 382  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Helioseismology has enabled us to probe the internal structure and dynamics of the Sun, including how its rotation varies in the solar interior. The unexpected discovery of an abrupt transition - the tachocline - between the differentially rotating...

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Astronomical Applications of Astrometry

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Author: Michael Perryman  |  Isbn: 9780521514897  |  File size: 25MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 692  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The Hipparcos satellite, developed and launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 1989, was the first space mission dedicated to astrometry - the accurate measurement of positions, distances, and proper motions of stars. Amongst the key achievements of its measurements...

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Extracting Physics from Gravitational Waves

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Author: Tjonnie G. F. Li  |  Isbn: 9783319192727  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 235  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Tjonnie Li's thesis covers two applications of Gravitational Wave astronomy: tests of General Relativity in the strong-field regime and cosmological measurements. The first part of the thesis focuses on the so-called TIGER, i.e. Test Infrastructure for General Relativity,...

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The Many Scales in the Universe

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Author: E. Salvador-Solé, Emilio Javier Alfaro, J.C. Toro Iniesta, and Javier Garcia Gorgas  |  Isbn: 9781402043512  |  File size: 7.9MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 295  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy All branches of astrophysics are encompassed in this book, from the largest scales and cosmology to the solar system and the Sun, through the galaxies and the stars, including a section on astronomical...

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Protection of Materials & Structures from Space Environment: ICPMSE-6 (Space Technology Proceedings)

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Author: Marcelo Dascal  |  Isbn: 9781402016905  |  File size: 13.17MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 376  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This publication presents the proceedings of ICPMSE-6, the sixth international conference on Protection of Materials and Structures from Space Environment, held in Toronto May 1-3, 2002. The ICPMSE series of meetings became an important part of the LEO space community...

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Plasma Research at the Limit

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Author: Gregor Morfill and Yuri Baturin  |  Isbn: 9781908977243  |  File size: 16.5MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 312  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This book looks behind the scenes at the Plasma Crystal laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS) to see how science and research is carried out on the first physical science laboratory in space. As well as the background story of the ISS and the...

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Applied Geostatistics

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Author: Edward H. Isaaks and R. Mohan Srivastava  |  Isbn: 9780195050134  |  File size: 27MB  |  Year: 1989  |  Pages: 589  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This volume demonstrates how simple statistical methods can be used to analyse earth science data, and explains how various forms of the estimation method called kriging can be employed for specific problems. A case study of a simulated deposit is...

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U.S.-European Collaboration in Space Science

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Author: Committee on International Space Programs and European Space Science Committee  |  Isbn: 9780309059848  |  File size: 12MB  |  Year: 1998  |  Pages: 180  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy U.S.-European Collaboration in Space Science reviews the past 30 years of space-based research across the Atlantic. The book, which was prepared jointly with the European Space Science Committee (under the aegis...

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Les Guides de la connaissance - L'Univers : Comprendre le cosmos et l’exploration spatiale

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Author: QA international Collectif  |  Isbn: 9782764411100  |  File size: 22.36MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 127  |  Language: French  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Destinés à tous les lecteurs curieux, Les Guides de la connaissance permettent de jeter un regard éclairé sur des phénomènes complexes et passionnants. L'Univers propose un captivant voyage dans le temps, à la conquête de l'espace, afin de scruter l'infiniment...

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CCD Astrophotography: High-Quality Imaging from the Suburbs

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Author: Adam Stuart  |  Isbn: 9780387262413  |  File size: 9.6MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 193  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This book details an approach to the problem of getting high-quality astronomical images under light-polluted conditions. The book is for amateur astronomers interested in CCD imaging, especially those who have to work under suburban conditions. It outlines the materials and...

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Airplanes & Flying Machines (First Discovery Books)

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Author: Donald Grant  |  Isbn: 9780590452670  |  File size: 4.9MB  |  Year: 1992  |  Pages: 38  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Explains various types of airplanes and other flying machines, including gliders, passenger jets, helicopters, and hot-air balloons. Features transparent acetate overlays. Colorful drawings of airplanes and other flying machines show young readers the inside and outside of...

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Astrochemistry: From Astronomy to Astrobiology

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Author: Andrew M. Shaw  |  Isbn: 0470091363  |  File size: 6.9MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 361  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The dynamic field of astrochemistry brings together ideas of physics, astrophysics, biology and chemistry to the study of molecules between stars, around stars and on planets. Astrochemistry: from Astronomy to Astrobiology provides a clear and concise introduction to this...

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Flying Power! Paper Airplanes & More

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Author: Phyllis Dunstan  |  Isbn: 9780785327738  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 1998  |  Pages: 48  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy With Flting Power! Paper Airplanes & More, kids will log hour after hour of exciting flights. Each terrific plane, parachute, flying saucer, boomerang and rocket will fly or float, spin or glide. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions and flying tips make it a breeze to...

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Chemical Evolution of Galaxies

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Author: Francesca Matteucci  |  Isbn: 3642430058  |  File size: 4.8MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 226  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The term “chemical evolution of galaxies” refers to the evolution of abundances of chemical species in galaxies, which is due to nuclear processes occurring in stars and to gas flows into and out of galaxies. This book deals with the chemical evolution of...

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