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The Anatomy of Galaxies

D’Onofrio, Mauro and Rampazzo, Roberto and Zaggia, Simone and Longair, Malcolm S. and Ferrarese, Laura and Marziani, Paola and Sulentic, Jack W. and van der Kruit, Pieter C. and Laurikainen, Eija and Elmegreen, Debra M. and Combes, Francoise and Bertin, Giuseppe and Fabbiano, Giuseppina and Giovanelli, Riccardo and Calzetti, Daniela and Moss, David L. and Matteucci, Francesca and Djorgovski, Stanislav George and Fraix-Burnet, Didier and Graham, Alister W. McK. and Tully, Brent R. (2016) The Anatomy of Galaxies. In: From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxies: Dialogues on a Century of Research. Astrophysics and Space Science Library. No.435. Springer , Cham, Switzerland, pp. 243-379. ISBN 978-3-319-31004-6. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170719-083244053

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Abstract

Just after WWII Astronomy started to live its “Golden Age”, not differently to many other sciences and human activities, especially in the west side countries. The improved resolution of telescopes and the appearance of new efficient light detectors (e.g. CCDs in the middle eighty) greatly impacted the extragalactic researches. The first morphological analysis of galaxies were rapidly substituted by “anatomic” studies of their structural components, star and gas content, and in general by detailed investigations of their properties. As for the human anatomy, where the final goal was that of understanding the functionality of the organs that are essential for the life of the body, galaxies were dissected to discover their basic structural components and ultimately the mystery of their existence.


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Djorgovski, Stanislav George0000-0002-0603-3087
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