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Book cover: Chemistry in Protoplanetary DisksChemistry in Protoplanetary Disks
by - arXiv ,
This comprehensive review summarizes our current understanding of the evolution of gas, solids and molecular ices in protoplanetary disks. Key findings related to disk physics and chemistry, both observationally and theoretically, are highlighted.
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Book cover: Photographs of Nebulae and ClustersPhotographs of Nebulae and Clusters
by - University of California Publications ,
The main purpose of this volume is to reproduce and make available for study, the larger and more interesting nebulae and clusters, sixty-eight in number. James Edward Keeler was the director of the Lick observatory 1898 - 1900.
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Book cover: Cosmic Rays in Galactic and Extragalactic Magnetic FieldsCosmic Rays in Galactic and Extragalactic Magnetic Fields
by - arXiv ,
We review sources of cosmic rays, their composition and spectra as well as their propagation in the galactic and extragalactic magnetic fields, both regular and fluctuating. A special attention is paid to the recent results of the observations.
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Book cover: Protoplanetary Disks and Their EvolutionProtoplanetary Disks and Their Evolution
by - arXiv ,
Flattened disks of cool dust and gas are found around almost all low mass stars shortly after their birth. This review addresses observations of the outer parts of protoplanetary disks with a focus on recent infrared and (sub-)millimeter results.
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Book cover: An Introduction to Galactic Chemical EvolutionAn Introduction to Galactic Chemical Evolution
by - arXiv ,
The formalism of the simple model of galactic chemical evolution (GCE) and its main ingredients are presented. It is stressed that GCE is not an astrophysical theory, but it provides a framework in which the large body of data may be interpreted.
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Book cover: Protostars and Planets IVProtostars and Planets IV
by - University of Arizona Press ,
This 1400+ pages book covers the very rapidly growing area of star-and-planet formation and evolution, from astrophysics to planetary science. It is most useful for researchers, graduate students, and some undergraduate students.
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