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Death Stars, Weird Galaxies, And A Quasar-Spangled Universe.

Death Stars, Weird Galaxies, And A Quasar-Spangled Universe

Karen Taschek

University of New Mexico Press

MSC11 6290, 1University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

0826332110 $17.95 www.unm.edu

Death Stars, Weird Galaxies, And A Quasar-Spangled Universe: The Discoveries Of The Very Large Array Telescope by Karen Taschek is an informative and easy-to-follow study of the Very Large Array (VLA) as constructed by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in in San Augustin, New Mexico. Ably authored, and historically concise, Death Stars, Weird Galaxies, And A Quasar-Spangled Universe presents the story of Karl Jasky and his discoveries, and continues on to share a wealth of fun and interesting finds attributed to the VLA's research. Beautifully illustrated throughout and a welcome addition to school and community library Astronomy reference collections, Death Stars, Weird Galaxies, And A Quasar-Spangled Universe is very highly recommended as a complete, active, thorough, and exclusive coverage of the fascinating world of the discoveries made with the technology of modern astronomical sciences for readers of all ages who are interested in the science of astronomy.
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Title Annotation:Death Stars, Weird Galaxies, and a Quasar-Spangled Universe: The Discoveries of the Very Large Array Telescope
Author:Burroughs, John
Publication:Reviewer's Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:May 1, 2006
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