Typical Scales — From Observation and Theory

  • Gerhard Börner
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


The aim of most modern theories of the structure of the universe is to explain the extreme inhomogeneities observed at present — the size and shapes of galaxies, and the clustering hierarchy of galaxies into groups, Clusters, and superclusters — as a result of the growth by gravitational interaction of initially small perturbations in a smooth background density.


Entropy Dust Microwave Anisotropy Explosive 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Börner
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGarchingGermany

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