Radio Astronomical Fundamentals

  • K. Rohlfs
  • T. L. Wilson
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


Almost everything that we know about the universe, about stars and the space in between them, about stellar systems, their distribution, kinematics and dynamics has been obtained from information brought to the observer by electromagnetic radiation. Only a very small part of our knowledge stems from material information carriers, such as meteorites that hit the surface of the earth, cosmic ray particles or samples of material collected by manned or unmanned space probes.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Rohlfs
    • 1
  • T. L. Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für AstrophysikUniversität BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.MPI für RadioastronomyBonnGermany

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