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If you are a new observer, it is not that easy to find your way in this swarm of stars, but this atlas tries to make it as easy as possible. So now it is not just experienced amateurs that can enjoy looking at the heavens. Two additional observing aids are recommended. The first is a planisphere, where one can dial in the time and day in order to see which constellations are visible and where they are in the sky. The second is an astronomical yearbook listing the current positions of the planets and all important phenomena.
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In this book, a professional and an amateur astronomer team up to review the most useful astronomical software and explain how to use it to plan observing sessions, track asteroids and comets, determine the phase and location of the moon, figure out the locations of galaxies, and more. They also discuss educational Web sites and image collections, astronomy-related newsgroups and mailing lists, and ways to use the Internet to control remote-access, high-powered telescopes to conduct more in-depth research The Evolution of Matter explains how all matter in the Universe developed following the Big Bang and through subsequent stellar processes.
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It provides also solid links from cosmochemistry to the geochemistry of Earth. The book presents comprehensive descriptions of the various isotope systematics and fractionation processes occurring naturally in the Universe, using simple equations and helpful tables of data. With a glossary of terms and over references, this volume is a valuable reference for researchers and advanced students studying the chemical evolution of the Earth, the Solar System and the wider Universe The Messier Catalogue is a list of one hundred and ten galaxies, star clusters and nebulae, and includes many of the brightest and best-known objects in the sky.
Amateur astronomers who find all the objects on the list in one night have successfully completed the Messier Marathon. The Observing Guide to the Messier Marathon contains over 90 easy-to-use star maps to guide the observer from one object to the next, and provides tips for a successful night of observing. Don Machholz also tells the story of the eighteenth-century astronomer, Charles Messier, and how he came to compile his extensive catalogue. His complete guide to the Messier Marathon will help the amateur astronomer to observe the Messier Objects throughout the year, using a small telescope or even a pair of binoculars.
Don Machholz is an engineer in Auburn, California. Interested in astronomy since childhood, he is a renowned comet hunter, having discovered nine comets that bear his name. He writes articles for local California newspapers and radio stations for special astronomical events. How to Use a Computerized Telescope describes how to get a computerized telescope up-and-running, and how to embark on a program of observation. Michael Covington explains in detail how the sky moves, how a telescope tracks it, and how to get the most out of any computerized telescope. Michael A. Covington is an associate research scientist at the University of Georgia.
He is a computational linguist trained in the computer processing of human language and the computer modeling of human logical reasoning, and a widely recognized expert on the Prolog programming language. If you are thinking of trying astrophotography, this is an excellent place to start. Reeves covers the basics of using inexpensive webcams to produce great images with modest telescopes and the basics of using digital cameras both DSLR and fixed lens with or without a telescope. If you follow the webcam instructions you will be amazed at the results. Reeves covers all the basics and covers them very well indeed The Sun provides amateur astronomers with one of the few opportunities for daytime astronomy.
In order to see the major features of our nearest star, special telescopes that have a very narrow visible bandwidth are essential. Such narrow-band "Fabry-Perot etalon filters" are high technology, and until the introduction of the Coronado range of solar telescopes, were too expensive for amateur use. Solar prominences vast columns of plasma, best seen at the edge of the solar disk , filaments, flares, sunspots, plage and active regions are all visible and can be imaged to produce spectacular solar photographs.
Philip Pugh has assembled a team of contributors who show just how much solar work can be done with Coronado telescopes, and explain how to get the best from these marvellous instruments Philip S. That's why you need Star Ware. In this revised and updated Fourth Edition of the essential guide to comparing and selecting sky-watching equipment, award-winning astronomy writer Philip Harrington takes you telescope shopping the easy way.
He analyzes and explains today's astronomy market and compares brands and models point by point. If there were a canon for viewing the night sky, Charles Messier would be its author. The galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae cataloged by the famous comet hunter in the late s are still the most widely observed celestial wonders in the heavens. They are the favorite targets of amateur astronomers, with such rich variety and detail that they never cease to fascinate. This book provides new and experienced observers with a fresh perspective on the Messier objects. Stephen James O'Meara has prepared a visual feast for the observer.
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Using the finest optical telescopes available for amateur work, he describes and sketches the view from the telescope as never before. There are new drawings, improved finder charts, and new astronomical data on each object, including findings from the Hubble Space Telescope. Expand your universe and test your viewing acumen with this truly modern Messier Guide. It is a must for budding night watchers. Astrophysics: Decoding the Cosmos is an accessible introduction to the key principles and theories underlying astrophysics.
This text takes a close look at the radiation and particles that we receive from astronomical objects, providing a thorough understanding of what this tells us, drawing the information together using examples to illustrate the process of astrophysics. Chapters dedicated to objects showing complex processes are written in an accessible manner and pull relevant background information together to put the subject firmly into context. Students will gain a thorough grasp of the key principles, ensuring that this often-difficult subject becomes more accessible Nebulae are the places where the stars are born.
For amateur astronomers, the many different kinds of nebulae vary from "easy" targets that can be seen with modest equipment under mediocre skies, to more obscure "challenging" objects that require experienced observers, more powerful telescopes and excellent observation conditions. The concept of this book - and of the series - is to present an up-to-date detailed description and categorisation of nebulae, and then to instruct the reader in the best ways to successfully observe and record the large range of astronomical objects that fall under the general heading of "nebulae".
Nebulae and How to Observe Them is a comprehensive mine of information for all levels of amateur observers, from the beginner to the experienced. The Astronomers' Observing Guides are designed for practical amateur astronomers who not only want to observe, but want to know the details of exactly what they are looking at Astronomers' Observing Guides provide up-to-date information for amateur astronomers who want to know all about what it is they are observing. This is the basis of the first part of the book.
The second part details observing techniques for practical astronomers, working with a range of different instruments What star is that? Where is the Southern Cross? Who was Orion? Answering these questions and many more, this book will become an essential traveling companion for amateur astronomers heading abroad. Its unique simplified maps make it easy to find the constellations in the southern hemisphere skies, and the stars within them.
Clear instructions guide the user on how to gauge sizes and distances, and move easily between constellations. This new edition has been updated with additional mythology information, and a list of the planet positions up to Of value to all ages, this book introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed to use this practical guide: apart from normal sight and clear skies.
Beautifully illustrated, this is an ideal introduction to unfamiliar stars that will have astronomers of all levels gazing at the skies with ease Bolt, J. Palmeri, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. The two volumes include approximately biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of about authors edited by an editorial board of 9 historians and astronomers, and provides additional details on the nature of an entry and some summary statistics on the content of entries.
This new reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. Individual entries vary from to words, including the likes of the superluminaries such as Newton and Einstein, as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci. A comprehensive contributor index helps researchers to identify the authors of important scientific topics and treatises Karttunen, P.
Oja, M. Fundamental Astronomy gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences. The fifth edition of this successful undergraduate textbook has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with the Milky Way, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology as well as with extrasolar planets and the solar system as a consequence of recent results from satellite missions and the new definition by the International Astronomical Union of planets, dwarf planets and small solar-system bodies.
Furthermore a new chapter on astrobiology has been added. Why is the sky blue and why are sunsets red? When can I see a rainbow? Why is the moon sometimes visible in daylight? In Out of the Blue skywatcher John Naylor offers practical advice about where and when you can expect to see natural phenomena, what you will see and how to improve your chances of seeing it.
Naylor takes in both the night and the day sky, and deals only with what can be seen with the naked eye. Drawing on science, history, literature and mythology, and assuming only basic scientific knowledge, Out of the Blue is for everyone who enjoys being outdoors and who feel curious or puzzled about things optical and astronomical.
John Naylor was born in England, but spent his childhood in Peru. A graduate of London University with a degree in philosophy, he teaches physics at a secondary school in London Galaxies are perhaps the most popular of all visual targets that are sought after by visual observers. At present the only way to get up-to-date information, is to query various often highly technical speciality books or digging deeply into the Internet. This book satisfies the need for a modern, comprehensive review in combining the three major aspects: the physical background on the nature and data of galaxies, the relevant instrumentation and viewing techniques, and finally the targets and their individual appearance in telescopes of various apertures.
To illustrate the latter, a comprehensive sample of galaxies, including quasars, groups and clusters of galaxies is presented. This combination of theoretical knowledge and practical information guarantees successful observing sessions. The book could become a standard source on galaxy observing for all kinds of amateur observers, from the beginner to the experienced Astronomy describes the mechanics of the universe in the more basic language of physics, otherwise known as "astrophysics".
Knowledge of black holes, quasars and extrasolar planets requires understanding of the physics underlying astrophysics. This book clarifies the fundamental principles of the field as well as the important astronomical phenomena it describes.
Readers will gain a greater appreciation of the connection between physics and astronomy The Britannica Illustrated Science Library is a visually compelling set that covers earth science, life science, and physical science in 16 volumes. Created for grades , each volume provides an overview on the subject and thoroughly explains it through detailed and powerful graphics, turning complex subjects into visual information that students can quickly grasp. Students will be captivated by more than 16, unforgettable images—over 1, per volume—that simplify and engage, ultimately providing a thorough understanding of each important topic.
Each volume contains an Index and a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary help. With more than entries--approximately 50 new and updated--this latest edition of a title first published in provides information on topics in the study of physical, earth, and life sciences as well as the fields of technology, engineering, mathematics, environmental science, and psychology.
Each volume begins with a cumulative table of contents and an alphabetical list of entries categorized by their scientific fields and ends with a listing of books, periodicals, and Web sites and a set index. Entries vary in length from to 2, words. Longer articles are divided by subheadings, adding to clarity. As is common format for UXL publications, extensive cross-referencing directs users to related articles, and sidebars define "Words to Know.
Among the new entries are DVD technology and Internet. It difficult to find fault with this clearly written resource that uses simple, nontechnical terms to explain scientific concepts at a basic level. Visually appealing and user-friendly, UXL Encyclopedia of Science is sure to find success with beginning researchers and is recommended for middle-school and junior-high-school students and the libraries that serve them From Booklist This new series will be very useful to students of science history and the impact of developing technologies.
Volume five, the first of seven volumes, focuses on the nineteenth century. The introduction states that the audience is the high-school student, but this reference also provides an excellent background for college students and adult library patrons researching topics such as germ theory, Boolean algebra, or the invention of the typewriter. In some cases, a scientist treated in a mention in one chapter will have fuller treatment in another. A further reading list concludes each topical essay, and each chapter ends with an annotated bibliography of primary sources, both books and periodical articles.
Black-and-white illustrations and the occasional sidebar enhance the text. The index is more important than usual because of the topical arrangement and the lack of cross-references. A reader may have to look at both the biographical sketches and the essays to get the full picture of the importance of a discovery. An instance of this is the treatment of the famous Michelson-Morley experiment disproving the existence of the medium known as ether.
Only through the index will the reader be led to the essay on the experiment, the profile of Albert Michelson, and the mention of Edward Morley. Similarly, the index is needed to link together all the strands related to the work of early computer-science pioneers Charles Babbage and Augusta Ada Byron. Good coverage is provided for important historical figures. The explanations of the technologies involved are clear and give a sense of the groundbreaking work the scientists were involved in.
The legacies of these men and women live on. For example, Robert Koch's failed TB cure is still used today as a test for TB, and Janos Bolyai's short but influential treatise on non-Euclidian geometry laid some of the mathematical groundwork for modern physics. However, the Facts On File encyclopedia is more centered on technology, while the Gale title has fuller treatment of the sciences, as well as a more biographical focus.
This series will be a welcome addition to reference collections of high-school, public, and academic libraries Editorial Review: Now bigger and better than ever, the bestselling CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics has been updated and expanded to include additional pages of illustrated entries, many of which were contributed by experts from around the world.
The accessibility of the Encyclopedia along with its broad coverage and economical price make it attractive to and attainable by the widest possible range of readers and a must for libraries--from the high school to professional and research levels. It is simply the most impressive compendium of mathematical definitions, formulas, figures, tabulations, and references available The editor-in-chief, Cutler Cleveland, and his international team of associate editors have brought together approximately authors to produce the Encyclopedia of Energy.
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This highly topical reference draws together all aspects of energy, covering a wealth of areas throughout the natural, social and engineering sciences. The Encyclopedia will provide easily accessible information about all aspects of energy, written by leading international authorities. It will not only be indispensible for academics, researchers, professionals and students, but also for policy makers, energy and environmental consultants, and all those working in business corporations and non-governmental organisations whose activities relate to energy and the environment.
An invaluable resource for all academics, researchers, professionals and students either working in or conducting research in energy and related environmental fields An A-Z of energy, covering environmental and renewable energy through to fossil fuels and nuclear power Astrophysics is Easy!
Astrophysics is a subject that is often - with some justification - regarded as extremely difficult, requiring at least degree-level mathematics as a prerequisite to its understanding. Consequently, many amateur astronomers just don't bother, and miss out on the fascinating fundamentals of the subject, and often on an understanding of exactly what they are observing. Mike Inglis' quantitative approach to astrophysics cuts through all the incomprehensible mathematics, and explains all aspects of astrophysics in simple terms. A unique feature of this book is the way that example objects for practical observation are given at every stage, so that practical astronomers can go and look at the objected or objects under discussion, using only commercial amateur equipment The papers published here discuss a wide range of hot topics, including cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics gravitational waves, extragalactic and stellar astronomy—together representing the roadmap for astroparticle physics in Europe Radiochemistry or Nuclear Chemistry is the study of radiation from an atomic or molecular perspective, including elemental transformation and reaction effects, as well as physical, health and medical properties.
This revised edition of one of the earliest and best known books on the subject has been updated to bring into teaching the latest developments in research and the current hot topics in the field. In order to further enhance the functionality of this text, the authors have added numerous teaching aids that include an interactive website that features testing, examples in MathCAD with variable quantities and options, hotlinks to relevant text sections from the book, and online self-grading texts. As in the previous edition, readers can closely follow the structure of the chapters from the broad introduction through the more in depth descriptions of radiochemistry then nuclear radiation chemistry and finally the guide to nuclear energy including energy production, fuel cycle, and waste management.
Thronson, M. Stiavelli, A. This professional conference is the "must-attend" meeting to discuss the astrophysics to be enabled by JWST and concurrent facilities during the next decade. This meeting is designed to be of interest and value to the broad astronomical community, who will be preparing science investigations for these facilities.
It will describe and stimulate work on the theoretical foundations for astrophysics in the next decade. During , we will produce a reviewed and edited book containing a compilation of the talks and synopses of the discussion periods. We plan that this book will be written in a graduate level pedagogical fashion to yield a reference text of lasting value for astronomers who will be developing investigations for the JWST and other concurrent facilites. Leiden Alan Dressler chair , Carnegie Obs. Rolf Kudritzki, Univ. This screensaver is an outstanding 3D model of the solar system. Every planet is there along with its satellites and even a small info graph with basic facts.
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Students and teachers at the high school and college levels, as well as scholars and professionals, will turn to this definitive work for a connected, holistic, view of world history -- the story of humans and their place in the universe. Unique Features: In-depth coverage of , years of human existence Synthesis of knowledge from paleoanthropology, archaeology, geology, and geography Emphasis on cultural contact and social change over time and place Comparisons across time and place Resource for AP World History classes and exam Extensive coverage of arts, literature, religion, and science Biographies of leaders who shaped world history Preface and major articles by senior editor William H.
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As such it is a fascinating field of study, and one that is well-suited to amateur astronomers - the Sun is close enough to need little magnification. It also has the practical advantage, unlike every other astronomical object, of being visible in the daytime! During solar eclipses, there are momentary chances to observe and photograph some spectacular and scientifcally interesting sights. Studying the Sun nonetheless needs specialist knowledge. Safety is paramount, as without the right precautions the heat and light of the Sun would instantly blind the observer.
But given the right techniques, the Sun is a rewarding subject for amateur astronomers: in this book, Professor Chris Kitchin provides all the information needed for safe solar observing An introduction to a new way of looking at history, from a perspective that stretches from the beginning of time to the present day, Maps of Time is world history on an unprecedented scale. Beginning with the Big Bang, David Christian views the interaction of the natural world with the more recent arrivals in flora and fauna, including human beings. Cosmology, geology, archeology, and population and environmental studies--all figure in David Christian's account, which is an ambitious overview of the emerging field of "Big History.
It surveys the development of human society from the Paleolithic era through the transition to agriculture, the emergence of cities and states, and the birth of the modern, industrial period right up to intimations of possible futures. Sweeping in scope, finely focused in its minute detail, this riveting account of the known world, from the inception of space-time to the prospects of global warming, lays the groundwork for world history--and Big History--true as never before to its name Mann, A.
Nakamura, T. The small bodies in planetary systems are indicative of the material evolution, the dynamical evolution and the presence of planets in a system. Recent astronomical research, space research, laboratory research and numerical simulations have brought a wealth of new and exciting findings on extra-solar planetary systems and on asteroids, comets, meteoroids and trans-Neptunian objects in our solar system.
Progress in astronomical instrumentation has led to the discovery and investigation of small bodies in the outer solar system and to observations of debris disks related to the small bodies in extra-solar planetary systems. Space research allowed for close studies of some of the small solar system bodies from spacecraft. This class-tested lecture set is intended as an introduction to the latest research results and to the key issues of future research Jamey L.
In Part 1, the book describes the very latest thinking on solar physics in mostly non-mathematical detail, incorporating the latest results from research concerning the structure and behaviour of the Sun. There is particular emphasis on the surface features visible from the Earth, and how these are the result of the extraordinary processes that are taking place within the Sun.
In Part 2, the book details the techniques for observing and imaging the Sun with commercially-available equipment.
The many recent advances in optical equipment now allow amateur astronomers to observe phenomena that until recently could only be seen with the extremely expensive equipment available at universities and research observatories — notably H-alpha and Calcium-K telescopes. This is a completely up-to-date solar observing book, while providing the science background necessary for an understanding of the observations with the latest equipment. It also features the most complete solar observing and imaging guide available This book is about observing dramatic and often bizarre cosmic events.
Observation of gamma ray bursts, cataclysmic variable star outbursts, distant supernovae, and even active galactic nuclei might be thought to be far beyond the range of amateur observers — but this is not the case. Recent technical developments in CCD equipment, powerful PCs, new observing and processing techniques, and professional satellite monitoring systems have opened a range of high-value niche areas of scientific astronomy to amateurs. Cataclysmic Cosmic Events and How to Observe them explains what these events are, what we know of their physics, and how amateur astronomers can observe them.
For example, it might be thought that events as distant as gamma ray bursts GRB and active galaxies could not possibly be observed by amateur astronomers - but gamma ray bursts have been recorded using simple cameras with telephoto lenses. These incredibly powerful events fade dramatically, and once an orbiting satellite detects a GRB it is primarily a question of response time — so it is easily possible for amateur astronomers to be the first to respond. There are a dozen active galaxies which are easily visible in amateur telescopes visually, let alone with CCD equipment.
In this era of CCDs and automated telescopes, amateur astronomers are reaching deeper than most professional astronomers were able to in the film-based era of the s. The Internet allows rapid emailing of alerts, finder charts and large image files: this simply was not technically possible even 15 years ago. Monitoring cataclysmic variables is an increasingly popular aspect of amateur astronomy, with many visual observers checking dozens of these objects every clear night.
Closer to home, amateurs are observing high-energy outbursts on the Sun. More and more of these outbursts will occur as we move towards the next sunspot maximum in — possibly more than at any time since This will be an increasingly important field of amateur astronomy. Here is an exciting set of observational challenges related to some of the most spectacular events in astronomy today. It bridges the gap between the professionals, and the keen backyard amateurs wanting to contribute professional results Brian Martin, Graham P.
An essential introduction to particle physics, with coverage ranging from the basics through to the very latest developments, in an accessible and carefully structured text. Particle Physics: Third Edition is a revision of a highly regarded introduction to particle physics. In the Third Edition the standard model of particle physics is carefully developed whilst unnecessary mathematical formalism is avoided where possible. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of experimental data in terms of the basic properties of quarks and leptons.
One of the major developments of the past decade has been the establishing of the existence of neutrino oscillations. This will have a profound effect on the plans of experimentalists. This latest edition brings the text fully up-to-date, and includes new sections on neutrino physics, as well as expanded coverage of detectors, such as the LHC detector. Written for science students, this book takes a carefully developed scientific approach to this dynamic subject. Raymond L. Nuclear Energy is one of the most popular texts ever published on basic nuclear physics, systems, and applications of nuclear energy.
This newest edition continues the tradition of offering a holistic treatment of everything the undergraduate engineering student needs to know in a clear and accessible way. Presented is a comprehensive overview of radioactivity, radiation protection, nuclear reactors, waste disposal, and nuclear medicine. New facts on nuclear waste management, including the Yucca Mountain repository. New developments in the use of nuclear-powered systems for generating cheap and abundant hydrogen from water using nuclear technology.
New information on prospects for new nuclear power reactors and their applications for electricity and desalination. New end-of-chapter Exercises and Answers, lists of Internet resources, and updated references. New instructor web site including Solutions to Exercises and PowerPoint slides. New student web site containing computer programs for use with Computer Exercises Roger R. Bate, Donald D. Mueller, Jerry E. Teaching text developed by U. Air Force Academy and designed as a first course emphasizes the universal variable formulation. Develops the basic two-body and n-body equations of motion; orbit determination; classical orbital elements, coordinate transformations; differential correction; more.
Includes specialized applications to lunar and interplanetary flight, example problems, exercises Ho-Kim, C. Lam, N. This completely revised second edition of our hugely popular book invites the reader to explore ten of the most important areas of modern physics: Symmetry, Lasers, Superconductivity, Bose—Einstein Condensation, Nanoscience, Quantum Computation, Chaos and Fractals, Stellar Evolution, Particles, and Cosmology. The authors give a fascinating, up-to-date account of the exciting advances in these fast-moving fields.
Their emphasis is as much on describing natural phenomena as on attempting to explain them in terms of basic principles, replacing equations with physical insight. General readers and university undergraduates alike will find this unique book a useful guide to the worlds of modern physics, while the mature scientist will get an insightful survey of neighboring fields of research. For the teacher who takes a thematic approach to teaching physics, this book will be a complete source of current topics at the frontiers of research; and for the student, a valuable tool of study, made even more useful by numerous pertinent problems with complete solutions and references found at the end of each chapter Norman K.
Physicist Glendenning recently made the headlines of scientific publications for his theory that quarks may exist in a free state "quark matter" in the cores of neutron stars. Quarks in general have been bound by the strong nuclear force since the beginning of the universe, so Glendenning's theory, if proven, would be a turning point in our understanding of the universe at its birth. In this book, Glendenning, of the University of California's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, takes readers on a tour of the early universe.
Much of this material will be familiar to science buffs, but the author is particularly enlightening on early "eras" in the history of the universe superradiant, hadronic, leptonic, etc. Early chapters ramble, but the book comes to life when Glendenning tackles how matter came into existence, the creation of the heavier elements in stellar furnaces and the coalescing of large structures like galaxies. Readers with mathematical expertise will appreciate the boxed material in each chapter written at a higher technical level.
Glendenning's last chapter, on the universe's possible fate, is little more than perfunctory. Still, this account will serve a range of readers, from casual browsers to dedicated science enthusiasts. From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference simplifies all aspects of astronomy with an approachable question-and-answer format. With chapters broken into various astronomical studies—including the universe, galaxies, planets, and space exploration—this resource is an ideal companion for students, teachers, and amateur astronomers, answering more than questions, such as Is the universe infinite?
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