The third edition has been updated to include the latest information on: the difficulties and successes of the Hubble Space Telescope; the status of AXAF, SIRTIF, Keck and other new observatories; the solar neutrino problem and the growing importance of solar seismology; the Magellan and Galileo missions, including remarkable photographs of Venus and Gaspra; the supernova SN1987A, with a new prediction of its brightening around the year 2000; the existence of black holes, including new observational evidence, plus descriptions of the supermassive-black hole model of the "central engine" in quasars and active galactic nuclei; galactic collisions and mergers, with new the radio maps and super computer simulations of galaxy-galaxy interactions.
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Professor Neil F. Comins is on the faculty of the University of Maine. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering physics at Cornell University, a master's degree in physics at the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from University College, Cardiff, Wales. Dr. Comins took over the authorship of Discovering the Universe in its Fourth Edition, following the death of William Kaufmann. He is also the author of Discovering the Essential Universe and Discovering the Universe: From the Stars to the Planets. Dr. Comins has also written bestselling books for general audiences, including What if the Moon Didn't Exist?, Heavenly Errors, The Hazards of Space Travel, and What if the Earth Had Two Moons?"About the Author:
NEIL F. COMINS University of Maine, Orono. - WILLIAM J. KAUFMANN III late of San Diego State University.
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Book Description W H Freeman & Co (Sd), 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0716722968