Solar Flare Magnetic Fields and Plasmas free ebook

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Solar Flare Magnetic Fields and Plasmas

This volume is devoted to the dynamics and diagnostics of solar magnetic fields and plasmas in the Suns atmosphere. Five broad areas of current research in Solar Physics are presented: (1) New techniques for incorporating radiation transfer effects into three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic models of the solar interior and atmosphere, (2) The connection between observed radiation processes occurri

An Introduction to Space Weather free ebook

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An Introduction to Space Weather

Space weather is an emerging field of space science focused on understanding societal and technological impacts of the solar-terrestrial relationship. The Sun, which has tremendous influence on Earth's space environment, releases vast amounts of energy in the form of electromagnetic and particle radiation that can damage or destroy satellite, navigation, communication and power distribution system

Mass-Transfer Induced Activity in Galaxies free ebook

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Mass-Transfer Induced Activity in Galaxies

Current research on the origin and evolution of active galaxies is comprehensively surveyed in this collaborative volume. Both of the proposed types of central activity - active galactic nuclei and starbursts - are analysed with a particular emphasis on their relationship to the large-scale properties of the host galaxy. The crucial question is what triggers and fuels nuclear activity now and at e

The Plasma Environment of Venus, Mars and Titan free ebook

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The Plasma Environment of Venus, Mars and Titan

This volume summarizes the recent results of the exploration of Venus, Mars and Titan in the field of space plasma physics. These are the only non-magnetic solar system bodies having dense atmospheres. A number of space missions investigated these objects; the past and the current missions are put in context with modern theoretical descriptions. The strength of the book is the comparison of the si

Observing by Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century

Today we are all familiar with the iconic pictures of the nebulae produced by the Hubble Space Telescopes digital cameras. But there was a time, before the successful application of photography to the heavens, in which scientists had to rely on handmade drawings of these mysterious phenomena. Observing by Hand sheds entirely new light on the ways in which the production and reception

Meteor Showers: An Annotated Catalog free ebook

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Meteor Showers: An Annotated Catalog

Meteor showers are among the most spectacular celestial events that may be observed by the naked eye, and have been the object of fascination throughout human history. In “Meteor Showers: An Annotated Catalog,” the interested observer can access detailed research on over 100 annual and periodic meteor streams in order to capitalize on these majestic spectacles. Each meteor shower entry includes de

Lessons from the Masters: Current Concepts in Astronomical Image Processing

There are currently thousands of amateur astronomers around the world engaged in astrophotography at a sophisticated level. Their ranks far outnumber professional astronomers doing the same and their contributions both technically and artistically are the dominant drivers of progress in the field today. This book is a unique collaboration of individuals world-renowned in their particular area and

Habitability of Other Planets and Satellites free ebook

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Habitability of Other Planets and Satellites

Is the Earth the right model and the only universal key to understand habitability, the origin and maintenance of life? Are we able to detect life elsewhere in the universe by the existing techniques and by the upcoming space missions? This book tries to give answers by focusing on environmental properties, which are playing a major role in influencing planetary surfaces or the interior of planets

Ufos & Alien Contact: Two Centuries of Mystery free ebook

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Ufos & Alien Contact: Two Centuries of Mystery

The power of imagination, group psychology, and the concept of fantasy prone personalities, are explored by Bartholomew and Howard as they probe the history of how UFO stories are spread. The impact of collective delusion enhanced by the media can be dangerous, leaving great pain and tragedy in its wake. Included are detailed descriptions of the United States airship flap of 1896-97; the imaginary