Radio Waves Tell About the Universe

Project: 
Authors: 
S.Ya. Braude, V.M. Kontorovich
Year: 
2005
Pages: 
279
ISBN: 
966-360-005-5
Publication Language: 
Russian
Publisher: 
PH "Akademperiodyka"
Place Published: 
Kyiv
Book Type: 

The book tells about the achievements of modern radio astronomy. Data on radio galaxies, quasars, pulsars, space masers, and other space objects emitting radio waves are presented in a popular form. The ways of evolution of stars, supernovae and radio eruptions of their remains, the formation of white dwarfs and neutron stars, the phenomena in the centers of galaxies and the fusion of galaxies responsible for the formation of radio galaxies and quasars are considered. The radio radiation of the Sun and planets is discussed. A modern view of the evolution of the universe, the origin of the relic radiation left over from the Great Eruption, and its anisotropy is presented. A separate chapter is devoted to the description of radio telescopes.

Intended for readers with secondary education, students, teachers and accessible to all who are interested in the achievements of modern science.