The Century of Space Science [E-Book] / edited by Johan A. M. Bleeker, Johannes Geiss, Martin C. E. Huber.
Bleeker, Johan A. M., (editor)
Geiss, Johannes, (editor) / Huber, Martin C. E., (editor)
Dordrecht : Springer, 2001
XLIX, 1846 p. online resource.
englisch
9789401003209
10.1007/978-94-010-0320-9
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. The century of space science
  • The Beginnings
  • 2. The space age and the origin of space research
  • 3. Enabling technology for space transportation
  • The Early Epoch of Space Science
  • 4. The cosmic radiation
  • 5. Magnetospheric physics
  • 6. Barium cloud experiments in the upper atmosphere
  • 7. Alkali metal cloud experiments in the upper atmosphere
  • 8. Early solar space research
  • 9. A history of the solar wind concept
  • 10. The terrestrial planets at the dawn of the space age
  • 11. The Moon before Apollo
  • 12. From the ionosphere to high energy astronomy -a personal experience
  • 13. Early ultraviolet spectroscopy from space
  • 14. The early days of infrared space astronomy
  • Fundamental Science in Space
  • 15. Verification of general relativity: tests in the Solar System
  • 16. Verification of general relativity: strong fields and gravitational waves
  • 17. The cosmological constants
  • 18. COBE, dark matter and large-scale structure in the Universe
  • 19. The origin of the light elements in the early Universe
  • 20. Gravitational lensing
  • Extragalactic Astronomy
  • 21. Clusters of galaxies
  • 22. Gamma-ray bursts
  • 23. Quasars
  • 24. Blazars
  • 25. X-ray and infrared properties of normal galaxies
  • The Milky Way
  • 26. The hot part of the interstellar medium
  • 27. Space-borne observations of the life cycle of interstellar gas and dust
  • 28. The interstellar medium of our Galaxy
  • 29. Galactic cosmic rays
  • 30. Stellar populations and dynamics in the Milky Way galaxy
  • 31. Pulsars and isolated neutron stars
  • 32. Evolutionary concepts of binaries with compact objects
  • 33. White dwarf binaries
  • 34. Low mass X-ray binaries
  • 35. High-mass X-ray binaries
  • 36. Black-hole binaries
  • 37. The formation of stars and protoplanetary disks
  • 38. High-energy radiation from outer stellar atmospheres
  • 39. Mass loss from stars
  • 40. Planetary nebulae
  • 41. Supernovae and supernova remnants
  • The Solar System
  • 42. Acceleration processes of heliospheric particle populations
  • 43. Reconnection
  • 44. The solar interior
  • 45. The solar atmosphere
  • 46. The active Sun
  • 47. The solar wind
  • 48. The heliosphere
  • 49. The dusty heliosphere
  • 50. The interaction of the heliosphere with the interstellar medium
  • 51. Comets: coma and beyond
  • 52. The morphology of cometary nuclei
  • 53. The constituents of cometary nuclei
  • 54. The Moon and terrestrial planets: geology and geophysics
  • 55. Radiometric chronology of the Moon and Mars
  • 56. Chemical evolution of the Moon and the terrestrial planets
  • 57. The atmospheres of the terrestrial planets
  • 58. Jupiter
  • 59. The planets beyond Jupiter
  • 60. The satellites of the outer planets
  • 61. Planetary and lunar magnetism
  • The Earth and its Plasma Environment
  • 62. The magnetosphere as a plasma laboratory
  • 63. Earth’s magnetosphere
  • 64. Earth’s ionosphere
  • 65. Oceanography
  • 66. Satellite geodesy and geosciences
  • 67. Chemistry and physics of the atmosphere
  • Appendices
  • A basic chronology of the space age
  • Catalog of space science launches 1957–2000
  • Indices
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • Index of cited authors
  • Name index.