ERIC Number: ED242566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Quasara: Ancient, Awesome Violence. Exploring the Universe.
Harrington, Sherwood, Comp.
This information packet on quasars consists of an introductory paper, four articles from "Mercury," a journal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and a bibliography. Methods used to measure distances in the universe and the nature of quasi-stellar objects (QSO's), the name preferred by many workers in the field, are discussed in the first article, "Cosmic Distances and QSO's" (Joe S. Tenn). Such areas as radio-quiet quasars, non-cosmological redshifts, absorption features in quasars, a quasar model, and the search for a plausible source of energy to power quasars are discussed in "Quasi-Stellar Objects" (Harding E. Smith). A brief history of quasars is also provided. The nature and probable cause of redshifts in quasars is the subject of "Quasars with Fuzz" (Bruce Balick). Phenomena associated with a particular quasar which may provide important clues to the understanding of quasars and their evolution are considered in "4C18.68: A Quasar with Precessing Jets" (Ann C. Gower and John B. Hutchings). A short bibliography of nontechnical books and articles is appended. (JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Higher Education, Science Education, Scientific Research, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Space Sciences
Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1290 - 24th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122 ($2.00 each, $1.00 for 50 or more copies).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reference Materials - General; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, CA.