The Road to Galaxy Formation

The Road to Galaxy Formation

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The formation of galaxies is one of the greatest puzzles in astronomy and the solution is shrouded in the depths of space and time, but has profound implications for the universe we observe today. The book discusses the beginnings of the process from cosmological observations and calculations, considers the broad features of galaxies that we need to explain and what we know of their later history. The author compares the competing theories for galaxy formation and considers the progress expected from new generations of powerful telescopes both on earth and in space.The complexion of our understanding of the Lyman-r agt; forest has changed twice within the last decade. ... even in the instrumenta#39;s initial aberrated state, for such bright objects), showing that the Lyman-o forest has not completely gone. ... galaxies can be enumerated at these redshifts (for example, there are absorbers within the Virgo Cluster seen in front of 3C 273). ... In a simple redshift-position diagram, this sheet would appear thinner than its true physical thickness, because itanbsp;...

Title:The Road to Galaxy Formation
Author:William C. Keel
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2002-01-01


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