Radioastronomy and Modern Cosmology

  • Elena Prestini
Part of the Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis book series (ANHA)


The electromagnetic radiation that comes from space covers all wavelengths from gamma rays to radio waves (Fig. 9.1). Much is stopped by water vapor and by gases like oxygen (O2), ozone (O3), and nitrogen (N2) in the atmosphere, Earth’s blanket and umbrella, which extends more and more rarefied to at least 1000 km. Beyond there is extreme cold, harmful radiation, and silence.


Neutron Star Radio Wave Cosmic Microwave Background Radio Emission Radio Source 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Prestini
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly

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