Far-Ultraviolet Astronomy on the Astro-1 Space Shuttle Mission

  title={Far-Ultraviolet Astronomy on the Astro-1 Space Shuttle Mission},
  author={Arthur F. Davidsen},
  pages={327 - 334}
  • A. Davidsen
  • Published 15 January 1993
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
The Astro-1 mission obtained observations related to a wide variety of current problems in astronomy during a 9-day flight of the space shuttle Columbia. Early results from one of the instruments, the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope, are reviewed here. Among these are new insights concerning the origin of the ultraviolet light from the old stellar population in elliptical galaxies, new evidence for a hot, gaseous corona surrounding the Milky Way, improved views of the physical conditions in… Expand

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