**The Star Splitters: The High Energy Astronomy Observatories**

by Wallace H. Tucker

**Publisher**: NASA History Office 1984**ISBN/ASIN**: 9997398823**ISBN-13**: 9789997398826**Number of pages**: 182

**Description**:

This book published in 1984 describes the High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO) Missions which were developed to examine and analyze the nature of the high energy universe, stellar radiation and galactic radiation. Some of the topics covered in this book include creative violence, stellar explosions, cosmic rays, superbubbles, stellar coronas, collapsed stars, neutron stars, degenerate dwarf stars, black holes, X-ray images of galaxies, galactic nuclei, spiral galaxies, galactic clusters, the mystery of the missing mass, and cosmic fire.

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