To avoid any ambiguity, it is important to make clear from the beginning what the concept of information covers in astronomy and space sciences. Generally speaking, it embraces textual, numerical and pictorial data. The latter could be graphics, pictures or satellite images. Numerical data could be tabulated. Text could include a non-negligible amount of mathematical formulae.


Electronic Publishing European Southern Observatory Pictorial Data Intrinsic Usefulness Animated Graphic 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • André Heck
    • 1
  • Fionn Murtagh
    • 2
  1. 1.Observatoire de StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Space Telescope - European Coordinating FacilityEuropean Southern ObservatoryGarching/MunichGermany

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