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4. Windows in the sky

4. Windows in the sky  

Geoff Cottrell

in Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191808234
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745860.003.0004
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9780198745860
The atmosphere influences much of what can be seen through a telescope. Most of the atmosphere lies within 16 km from the Earth’s surface. Further out, the air becomes thinner until it ... More
8. Space telescopes

8. Space telescopes  

Geoff Cottrell

in Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808234
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745860.003.0008
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9780198745860
The last seven decades have seen telescopes launched into space, vastly enhancing the crispness of the images they produce and expanding the range of observable wavelengths to include UV, ... More
9. The next telescopes

9. The next telescopes  

Geoff Cottrell

in Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808234
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745860.003.0009
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chapter
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9780198745860
Each question that telescopes have helped answer has led to new questions: what is dark matter and dark energy? How did the first galaxies form? Are there habitable, Earth-like exoplanets? ... More

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