The Magellanic System : Stars, Gas, and Galaxies (Hardcover)

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This volume presents the most complete and up-to-date accounts of our understanding of the Magellanic Clouds and the astrophysical processes within them. Observations of these nearby dwarf galaxies continue to advance, calibrate and challenge our knowledge of the cosmos. They are rich in gas, they have been actively forming stars throughout their history, and they display a wealth of dynamical features. Poor in metals, they serve as a stepping stone towards understanding the high-redshift Universe. In IAU Symposium 256, scientists from vastly different fields of research discuss galactic dynamics, the physics of the interstellar medium and star formation, and the fundamental properties and evolution of stars. New insight was gained by crossing the traditional boundaries of these fields, placing the findings in the context of the structure and evolution of this interacting pair of galaxies uniquely available to our ever more powerful telescopes and computational machinery.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521889872
SKU 211204241
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521889871
Release Date 4/1/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0512
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Part 256
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