The New Cosmos pp 298-313 | Cite as

Radio Emission from Galaxies: Exploding Galaxies

  • Albrecht Unsöld
Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)


Besides the well-known “optical window” from the ozone limit at about 3000 Å to the infrared at about 22 μ the Earth’s atmosphere has a second range of transparency from λ ≈ 1 millimetre to as far as the onset of ionospheric reflexion at λ ≈ 30 metres. Since K. G. Jansky’s discovery (1931) radio astronomy has exploited this spectral range.


Synchrotron Radiation Radio Emission Radio Source Radio Galaxy Crab Nebula 
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Radio Emission from Galaxies: Exploding Galaxies

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albrecht Unsöld
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical Physics and University ObservatoryKielGermany

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