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Five, 6. 22a nationwide Radio Astronomy Observatory/AUI, J. O. Burns, E. J. Schrier, and E. D. Feigelson: 6. 18 v vi ★ ASTRONOMY photograph courtesy of NRAO/AUI and Earth picture courtesy of the SeaWiFS undertaking NASA/GSFC and ORBIMAGE: 2. 18 J. William Schopf, Elso S. Barghoorn, Morton D. Masser, and Robert O. Gordon: 12. 1 Dr. Martin Schwartzchild, Princeton college: four. 10 Seth Shostak: 12. 7 Aurore Simonnet, Sonoma country college, NASA E/PO: 2. 19 SOHO (ESA & NASA): four. 7a, four. 12, four. thirteen SOHO (ESA & NASA); assembled via Steele Hill (NASA GSFC): four. eleven, four. 12, four. thirteen SOHO/MDI magnetic map, white gentle, hint 1700A continuum, hint Lyman alpha, hint 171Å, hint 195Å, hint 284Å, YOHKOH/SXT X-ray snapshot; composite ready via Joe Covington (Lockheed-Martin Missiles and house, Palo Alto): four. 7b (clockwise from best) STScI and NASA: 2. 12 Tass/Sovfoto: nine. 7 usa Air strength: eleven. 10 Courtesy John Walker: four. five Ryan Wyatt (adapted from): eight. three picture Insert web page 1 best: NASA/Lockheed Martin [images from the NASA Transition area and Coronal Explorer (TRACE), the extraordinary ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT), the massive perspective and Spectrometric coronagraph (LASCO), and the Michelson Doppler Imager (MDI) telescopes at the ESA/NASA sun and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)]; web page 1 backside: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech; web page 2 best: X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/R. Kraft et al; Radio: NSF/VLA/Univ. Hertfordshire/M. Hardcastle; Optical: ESO/VLT/ISAAC/M. Rejkuba, et al; web page 2 backside: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble background workforce (STScI/AURA); web page three best left and correct: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble historical past group (STScI/AURA); web page three backside: NASA/WMAP technological know-how staff; web page four most sensible: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Wesleyan Univ. /R. Kilgard, et al; UV: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Optical: NASA/ESA/S. Beckwith & Hubble historical past crew (STScI/AURA); IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ Univ. of AZ/R. Kennicutt; web page four backside: X-ray: NASA/UMass/Q. D. Wang, et al. ; Optical: NASA/STScI/AURA/Hubble history; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. AZ/R. Kennicutt/SINGS crew Tables and illustrations are tailored, redrawn, or utilized by permission of the subsequent authors and publishers: desk 1. 1: Robert Garrison and Toomas Karmo, Observer’s guide 2008, with permission of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. desk 2. 1: Astronomy: basics and Frontiers, third version, via Robert Jastrow and Malcolm H. Thompson. Copyright © 1972, 1974, 1977 via Robert Jastrow (John Wiley & Sons, New York). desk three. 1 (adapted); eleven. 2 (selected): Allen’s Astrophysical amounts, 4th variation. Copyright © 1999 by means of A. N. Cox, ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York). desk 6. 2 (adapted): Realm of the Universe, by way of George O. Abell. Copyright © 1964, 1969, 1973, 1980, by means of Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. Copyright © 1976 by way of George O. Abell. utilized by permission of Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. Tables eight. 2 and eight. three: (selected) nationwide Aeronautics and area management public details. Updates by way of JPL’s sun method Dynamics workforce, URL: http://ssd . jpl. nasa. gov/sat_elem. html Tables 10. 2 and 10. three: with permission from sun Eclipses: 1996–2020 and Lunar Eclipses: 1996–2020, via Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard house Flight middle.