Very Long Baseline Interferometry Recent Results and Future Prospects

  • A. C. S. Readhead
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 187)


The potential of VLBI — with its sub-milliarcsecond resolution and 10 microarcsecond astrometric accuracy — has long been recognized. However difficulties of execution have severely limited its growth and application. In spite of this VLBI has made many important contributions to astrophysics. Over the next two decades — as dedicated new instruments on earth and in space, combined with a formidable array of new VLBI techniques, come into use — the technique will be exploited to the full.

Key words

Astrometry Compact Symmetric Objects Distance Scale Masers Polarization Quasars Radio Galaxies Unified Theories 


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  • A. C. S. Readhead
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  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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