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Mysteries of Galaxy Formation

By: Francoise Combes

191 pages, Figs


Paperback | Dec 2009 | #186692 | ISBN-13: 9781441908674
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The mystery of how the galaxies formed is a complex and intriguing subject, involving several different theories and an understanding of many different phenomena. In this book, the author outlines the context in which the Big Bang and the expansion of the universe occurred and the first inhomogeneities from which arose the early structures of the universe.

From the reviews:"How do galaxies form and what determines their structure and distribution in the Universe? This book considers these and other difficult questions along with recent observational evidence, the importance of black holes and dark matter. It's clearly written with the serious student in mind. ! the book succeeds in providing a detailed report on our present state of knowledge in this area." (Alastair Gunn, Sky at Night Magazine, August, 2010)"The formation of galaxies, or more generally cosmic structure, has become a major theme of modern astronomy. ! This book will be enormously useful to anyone wanting to know about this field and facing these types of problems. It provides a concise and very readable introduction to the observational facts ! . The book is well illustrated and the author and her translator have produced a lucid text. Ideal for students, and an excellent reference for everyone else." (Andrew King, The Observatory, Vol. 130, October, 2010)


Foreword.- Going Back in Time to Observe the Young Universe.- Galaxies in Their Cocoons.- The Origins of Black Holes.- Scenarios of Galaxy Formation.- The Problem of Dark Matter.- How Can the Problems be Solved, and with What Instruments?- Glossary.- Index.

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