Back to the Galaxy: College Park, MD, 1992
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?
The Central Engine and Activity at the Galactic Center
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1993 American Institute absorption abundance angular Astronomy Astrophysics Binney black hole Blitz brightness bulge carbon stars COBE column density component cooling cosmic rays dark matter derived diffuse DIRBE distance distribution dust dynamical elliptical emission energy evolution extinction Figure flux fraction Galactic bulge Galactic center Galactic disk Galactic plane globular clusters gravitational H II regions halo hydrogen infrared inner Galaxy Institute of Physics intensity interstellar medium ionized IRAS kinematic km s_1 km/s Kuijken latitude line of sight longitude luminosity magnetic field maps mass measured Milky MNRAS molecular clouds molecular gas motion near-infrared observed optical orbits outer Galaxy parameters photons pulsars radial velocity radius ratio Reynolds rotation curve sample scale height shows sources spatial spectra spectrum Spergel spiral star formation stellar structure supernova surface density survey telescope temperature thermal velocity dispersion warp wavelength X-ray