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The Resource Chandra's cosmos : dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory, Wallace H. Tucker

Chandra's cosmos : dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory, Wallace H. Tucker

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Chandra's cosmos : dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory
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Chandra's cosmos
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dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory
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Wallace H. Tucker
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eng
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On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built, was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light. In Chandra's Cosmos, Wallace H. Tucker uses a series of short, connected stories to describe the telescope's exploration of the hot, high-energy face of the universe. The book is organized in three parts: "The Big", covering the cosmic web, dark energy, dark matter, and massive clusters of galaxies; "The Bad", exploring neutron stars, stellar black holes, and supermassive black holes; and "The Beautiful", discussing stars, exoplanets, and life. Chandra has imaged the spectacular, glowing remains of exploded stars and taken spectra showing the dispersal of their elements. Chandra has observed the region around the supermassive black hole in the center of our Milky Way and traced the separation of dark matter from normal matter in the collision of galaxies. Tucker explores the implications of these observations in an entertaining, informative narrative aimed at space buffs and general readers alike
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Tucker, Wallace H
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Read by Tom Perkins
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Perkins, Tom
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  • Chandra X-ray Observatory (U.S.)
  • X-ray astronomy
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adult
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Chandra's cosmos : dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory, Wallace H. Tucker
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p225955404
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12 cm.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Unabridged.
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1 MP3 CD (6 hr., 30 min.)
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9781515964001
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audio
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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Label
Chandra's cosmos : dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory, Wallace H. Tucker
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225955404
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (6 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515964001
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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