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astrophysics

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The study of the physical and chemical processes involving astronomical phenomena. Astrophysics deals with stellar structure and evolution (including the generation and transport of energy...

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astrophysics

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 62 words.

The study of the physical and chemical processes involving astronomical phenomena. Astrophysics deals with stellar structure and evolution (including the

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astrophysics

Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 62 words.

The study of the physical and chemical processes involving astronomical phenomena. Astrophysics deals with stellar structure and evolution (including the

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Astrophysics

James Binney.

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 176 pages.

Astrophysics is the physics of the stars and, more widely, the Universe. It explores the structure and evolution of planetary systems, stars, galaxies, interstellar gas, and the cosmos as a...

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astrophysics

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The study of the physical and chemical processes involving astronomical phenomena. Astrophysics deals with stellar structure and evolution (including the generation and transport of energy...

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astrophysics

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 285 words.

The study of the physical nature of the Universe and the objects in it, notably stars, galaxies, and the composition of the space between them. Astrophysics originated in the application of...

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astrophysics

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 64 words.

The study of the physical and chemical processes involving astronomical phenomena. Astrophysics deals with stellar structure and evolution (including the generation and transport of energy...

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particle astrophysics

Andrew Liddle and Jon Loveday.

in The Oxford Companion to Cosmology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 605 words.

‘Particle astrophysics’, also referred to as astroparticle physics, is a term which covers quite a disparate range of topics, the

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particle astrophysics

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

‘Particle astrophysics’, also referred to as astroparticle physics, is a term which covers quite a disparate range of topics, the general theme being that astrophysical objects are explored...

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Relativistic astrophysics

James Binney.

in Astrophysics

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 8786 words.

‘Relativistic astrophysics’ outlines the relativity theory and lists some situations where this theory is needed: radio galaxies, micro-quasars, gamma rays, cosmic rays, neutron stars,...

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Astrophysics Data Facility

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 70 words.

NASA's facility that supports the processing, management, archiving, and distribution of mission data concerning astrophysics. Located at the Goddard Space

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Astrophysics Data Facility

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(ADF)

NASA's facility that supports the processing, management, archiving, and distribution of mission data concerning astrophysics. Located at the Goddard Space Flight Center, the...

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Astrophysics Data System

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 73 words.

An online database of journals and books hosted at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and funded by

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Astrophysics Data Facility

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 79 words.

NASA's facility that supports the processing, management, archiving, and distribution of mission data concerning astrophysics. Located at the *Goddard Space Flight Center...

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Astrophysics Data System

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 74 words.

An online database of journals and books hosted at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and funded by NASA. Publications in the ADS cover the fields...

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Astronomy and Astrophysics

Sibylle Anderl.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science

September 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 8836 words.

This article looks at the philosophical aspects and questions that modern astrophysical research gives rise to. Other than cosmology, astrophysics particularly deals with understanding...

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Astronomy and Astrophysics

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 65 words.

A publication founded in 1969 by the merger of several existing European journals. It is a joint enterprise of scientific organizations in various European and South American countries. It...

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Astrophysics with GRAPE

Junichiro Makino and Takayuki Saitoh.

in Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics

January 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Physics. 12358 words.

In this paper we provide an overview of the GRAPE (GRAvity PipE) project and related developments in astrophysics. The basic idea of the GRAPE project is to develop computers specialized...

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Astronomy and Astrophysics

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A publication founded in 1969 by the merger of several existing European journals. It is a joint enterprise of scientific organizations in various European and South American countries. It...

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Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Cosmology

Dmitry Budker and Alexander O. Sushkov.

in Physics on Your Feet: Berkeley Graduate Exam Questions

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2593 words.

The chapter on gravitation, astrophysics, and cosmology discusses some of the topics frequently appearing in the news (dark matter, gravitational clock shifts, etc.) from a most elementary...

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Relativistic astrophysics and cosmology

Malcolm S. Longair.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Modern Cosmology

March 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; History of Physics; Relativity and Gravitation. 19668 words.

Although relativistic astrophysics began in the 1930s with study of supernovae and neutron stars, it was only three decades later that the discovery of extragalactic radio sources, quasars...

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