Space sciences with particular emphasis on high-energy astrophysics

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ESA Publications Division , Noordwijk, Netherlands
Space astronomy -- Congresses., Nuclear astrophysics -- Congresses., Astrometry -- Congresses., Active galactic nuclei -- Measurement -- Congre
Other titlesSpace in the service of the changing earth., Environment observation and climate modelling through international space projects.
StatementEuropean "International Space Year" Conference, Munich, Germany, 30 March-4 April 1992 ; joint organisers, Commission of the European Communities (CEC), European Space Agency (ESA), German Space Agency (DARA), with the support of the European Association for the International Space Year (EURISY).
SeriesESA ISY,, 3
ContributionsCommission of the European Communities., European Space Agency., Deutsche Agentur für Raumfahrtangelegenheiten., Satellite Symposium 3: Space Sciences with Particular Emphasis on High-Energy Astrophysics (1992 : Munich, Germany)
LC ClassificationsQB136 .E97 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 236 p. :
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Open LibraryOL1185273M
LC Control Number94174545

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