Back to the Galaxy: College Park, MD, 1992

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New York : American Institute of Physics, 1993 - Science - 659 pages
Annotation The proceedings of the third October Astrophysics Conference represent a summary of the current state of knowledge of the large-scale properties of the Milky Way. Virtually all the new relevant data are presented, including those from the current space-borne observatories like the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), the Rontgen Satellit (Rosat), and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO). Between two introductory overviews and two summary overviews are technical papers on topics in galactic center, bulge/bar, local environment, infrared emission, interstellar medium, dynamics, energetic particles and fields, outer galaxy, disk/halo, and dark matter. Includes 16 color plates. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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A Typical Spiral Galaxy?
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The Central Engine and Activity at the Galactic Center
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