From Cosmic Birth to Living Earths: The Future of UVOIR Space Astronomy
by Julianne Dalcanton, et al.
Publisher: arXiv 2015
Number of pages: 176
For the first time in history, humans have reached the point where it is possible to construct a revolutionary space-based observatory that has the capability to find dozens of Earth-like worlds, and possibly some with signs of life. This same telescope, designed as a long-lived facility, would also produce transformational scientific advances in every area of astronomy and astrophysics from black hole physics to galaxy formation, from star and planet formation to the origins of the Solar System.
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by C. Barlow, G. Bryan - University Correspondence College Press
The book fills the gap between the many excellent popular and non-mathematical works on Astronomy, and the standard treatises on the subject, which involve high mathematics. The rudimentary knowledge of Geometry, Algebra, and Trigonometry is assumed.
by Matthew Pitkin, Stuart Reid, Sheila Rowan, Jim Hough - arXiv
The main theme of this review is a discussion of the mechanical and optical principles used in the various long baseline systems in operation around the world - LIGO, Virgo, TAMA300, LCGT, GEO600 - and in LISA, a proposed space-borne interferometer.
- European Southern Observatory
The European Extremely Large Telescope will address exciting new questions, and this book gives a flavour of the kind of questions that it will finally answer. The most exciting discoveries are probably those that we have not yet even imagined.
by Catherine Turon - arXiv
This short book presents a few striking examples of astrophysics space observatories and of major results spanning from the Solar neighborhood and our Galaxy to external galaxies, quasars and the cosmological background.