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Annual review of astronomy and astrophysics; v.47, 2009.


Annual review of astronomy and astrophysics; v.47, 2009.

Ed. by Roger Blandford et al.

Annual Reviews


630 pages




This volume contains 14 analytic reviews of the recent research literature in selected topical areas of astronomy and astrophysics. Topics examined include the H1 distribution of the Milky Way; progenitors of core-collapse supernovae; gravitational waves from merging compact binaries; physical properties and environments of nearby galaxies; hot subdwarf stars; high-contrast observations in optical and infrared astronomy; magnetic reconnection in astrophysical and laboratory plasmas; magnetic fields of nondegenerate stars; star-formation histories, abundances, and kinematics of dwarf galaxies in the local group; complex organic interstellar molecules; the chemical composition of the sun; teraelectronvolt astronomy; and the study of gamma-ray bursts in the era of the Swift satellite.

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