The Center, Bulge, and Disk of the Milky Way

The Center, Bulge, and Disk of the Milky Way

by Leo Blitz (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992)

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Our view of our Galaxy has recently been undergoing an increasing divergence from the traditional standpoint. In this book ten authors discuss in eight chapters how the conceptions of the Milky Way have moved in new directions. Starting with the inner parsec and the Center of the Galaxy, the book gradually moves on to the bulge and its relation to the globular clusters and to the disk, of which the presence of a bar is argued.
A new look on the HI distribution in the disk, a synthesis of molecular line surveys and the study of stellar populations are discussed in the last three chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401052504
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/05/2012
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library , #180
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992
Pages: 167
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

A Coherent Picture of the Innermost Parsec of the Galaxy; F. Yusef-Zadeh, M. Wardle. Mid-Infrared Emission From the Galactic Center; D. Gezari. The Evolution of the Galactic Bulge; R.M. Rich. The Shape of the Galaxy; D.N. Spergel. The Shape of the Bulge from IRAS MIRAS; P. Whitelock, R. Catchpole. HI in the Inner Galaxy; H.S. Liszt. Molecular Clouds and Young Massive Stars in the Galactic Disk; L. Bronfman. The Distribution of Stars in the Disk and Halo of the Galaxy; D.W. Latham.

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