The Most Distant Galaxies

  • M. S. Longair
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 99)

Abstract

It is entirely reasonable to ask “why study the most distant galaxies when we can scarcely claim to have an adequate understanding of nearby systems?” The answer is that we can now observe certain classes of galaxy at such large distances that we are looking back to cosmological epochs significantly earlier than the present. We are therefore in a position to observe directly how their properties have changed with cosmic epoch.

Keywords

Spectrophotometry 

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Longair
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal ObservatoryEdinburghUK

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