A New View of the Universe

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Produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, this booklet contains a series of articles that examine modern astronomy. They examine why astronomy matters and the sometimes surprising ways in which it affects our lives. Articles include: * Revealing the secrets of gamma-ray bursts * The search for gravitational waves * Radio astronomy opens the way to a wireless world * Seeing clearly with adaptive optics * The rise of the CCD * From cosmology to oil production * Adapting to climate change * Risk, uncertainty and interstellar shock waves

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