The Center, Bulge, and Disk of the Milky Way

  • Leo┬áBlitz

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 180)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, Mark Wardle
    Pages 1-22
  3. R. Michael Rich
    Pages 47-76
  4. David N. Spergel
    Pages 77-102
  5. Patricia Whitelock, Robin Catchpole
    Pages 103-110
  6. Harvey S. Liszt
    Pages 111-130
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 165-167

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leo┬áBlitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Millimeter-wave AstronomyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5250-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2813-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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