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Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Contents: The largest single reference source in astronomy and astrophysics containing more than 2,750 entries. Each main article is signed by its author and is followed by a selected bibliography of further reading. Contains over 3,500 illustrations,charts,tables,figures,and graphs, plus extensive cross-references,and a Name and Subject Index containing over 14,000 entries. Areas of coverage include active galaxies, astrometry, astrophysical theory, atmospheres, binary stars, biography, clusters, coordinates, cosmology, earth, education, galaxies, heliosphere, history, interstellar medium, instrumentation, light, magnetosphere, matter, planet earth, public impact, solar activity, solar heliosphere, solar interior, solar systems, space, stellar astrophysics, stellar populations, telescopes, and time.