Deborah Todd, Joseph A. Angelo's A to Z of Scientists in Space and Astronomy (2005)(en)(336s) PDF

By Deborah Todd, Joseph A. Angelo

ISBN-10: 0816046395

ISBN-13: 9780816046393

This reference for normal readers and scholars in highschool and up compiles biographies of approximately one hundred thirty scientists in house and astronomy, from antiquity to the current. each one access offers start and loss of life dates and data on fields of specialization, and examines the scientist's paintings and contributions to the sector, in addition to kin and academic heritage. approximately 50 b&w photographs are incorporated. Entries are listed by way of box, nation of start, and state of medical job, and chronologically. Todd is a contract author. Angelo is a retired lieutenant colonel with the united states Air strength.

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He was especially interested in explaining how highlatitude temperature changes could promote the onset of the ice ages and interglacial periods. In Worlds in the Making, he also introduced his “panspermia” hypothesis—a bold speculation that life could be spread through outer space from planet to planet or even from star system to star system, by the diffusion of spores, bacteria, or other microorganisms. In 1901 he was elected to the Swedish Academy of Sciences despite lingering academic opposition in Sweden to his internationally recognized achievements in physical chemistry.

The Milky Way had proved difficult to penetrate because it was so obscured by cosmic dust. But Baade made a discovery near the center of the Galaxy, finding an area, which he called a window, that contained relatively little opaque dust, allowing observers to peer inside. This region contains millions of visible stars, and is viewed through what is now called Baade’s Window to study the composition and design of the Milky Way. Baade’s interest in spiral galaxies turned toward the Andromeda Galaxy.

He remained intellectually active as the director of the Nobel Institute of Physical Chemistry until his death in Stockholm on October 2, 1927. ᨳ Aryabhata (Aryabhata I, Aryabhata the Elder) (476–550) Indian Mathematician, Astronomer Born in India in 476, Aryabhata is considered to be one of the most brilliant original thinkers in mathematics and astronomy, making computations and explaining the nature of our solar system some 1,000 years before NICOLAS COPERNICUS suggested the heliocentric system.

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