The Resource New worlds, new horizons in astronomy and astrophysics, Committee for a Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

New worlds, new horizons in astronomy and astrophysics, Committee for a Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
New worlds, new horizons in astronomy and astrophysics
Title
New worlds, new horizons in astronomy and astrophysics
Statement of responsibility
Committee for a Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Driven by discoveries, and enabled by leaps in technology and imagination, our understanding of the universe has changed dramatically over the course of the last few decades. The fields of astronomy and astrophysics are making new connections to physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. Based on a broad and comprehensive survey of scientific opportunities, infrastructure, and organization in a national and international context, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics outlines a plan for ground- and space- based astronomy and astrophysics for the decade of the 2010's. Realizing these scientific opportunities is contingent upon maintaining and strengthening the foundations of the research enterprise including technological development, theory, computation and data handling, laboratory experiments, and human resources. New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics proposes enhancing innovative but moderate-cost programs in space and on the ground that will enable the community to respond rapidly and flexibly to new scientific discoveries. The book recommends beginning construction on survey telescopes in space and on the ground to investigate the nature of dark energy, as well as the next generation of large ground-based giant optical telescopes and a new class of space-based gravitational observatory to observe the merging of distant black holes and precisely test theories of gravity. New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics recommends a balanced and executable program that will support research surrounding the most profound questions about the cosmos. The discoveries ahead will facilitate the search for habitable planets, shed light on dark energy and dark matter, and aid our understanding of the history of the universe and how the earliest stars and galaxies formed. The book is a useful resource for agencies supporting the field of astronomy and astrophysics, the Congressional committees with jurisdiction over those agencies, the scientific community, and the public."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
520.72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QB61
LC item number
.N385 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
New worlds, new horizons in astronomy and astrophysics, Committee for a Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
2020 vision -- On the threshold -- Partnership in astronomy and astrophysics: collaboration, cooperation, coordination -- Astronomy in society -- Sustaining the core research program -- Preparing for tomorrow -- Realizing the opportunities
Control code
ocn709747370
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiii, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309158008
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color portrait
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25620782
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)709747370
  • pebcs0309158001

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