Waller, a professor of astronomy, teams with Hodge, editor-in-chief of Astronomical Journal
, to present recent advances due largely to the advent of massive earthbound and spaceborne telescopes. In fact, these instruments now allow astronomers to detect 'galaxies so distant that we are seeing them shortly after their emergence from the din of the Big Bang,' the authors write. (Science News
Some galaxies erupt in starbursts; most contain giant black holes at their cores, each containing several million or billion times as much mass as our sun. William Waller and Paul Hodge give us a magisterial tour of these galaxies and their environment in space. (Jay Pasachoff Times Higher Education Supplement
About the Author
William H. Waller is Investigator and Liaison for Space Scientists at NASA's New England Space Science Initiative in Education.
Paul W. Hodge is Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus, at the University of Washington and Editor-in-Chief of Astronomical Journal