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The New Cosmos pp 219-412 | Cite as

Stellar Systems

Milky Way and Galaxies; Cosmogony and Cosmology
  • R. C. Smith
Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)

Abstract

In the second and third decades of our century, there began a development of astronomy that in its significance does not rank behind the almost contemporaneous discoveries of relativity theory and quantum theory. The universe as a whole, the cosmos in its spatial structure and in its temporal evolution, became an object for exact scientific investigation. We pick up the thread of Section 10, and seek to follow the unfolding of the new ideas first in their historical association. At the same time this brief survey should facilitate the understanding of the detailed presentation, which we must arrange from the standpoint of the topics concerned.

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Radio Source Globular Cluster Radio Galaxy Galactic Plane Dwarf Galaxy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Smith
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  1. 1.Physics Building, Astronomy CentreUniversity of SussexFalmer, BrightonEngland

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