Accession Number:

AD0679691

Title:

COSMIC MASER,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-04-05

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Professor I. S. Shklovskiy reported on the most recent work on the radio emission of neutral hydrogen at a scientific session of the Division of General and Applied Physics of the Academy of Sciences. He believes that a cosmic maser arises where there is a condensation of the interstellar medium with a density of approximately 30,000 times more than the mean value. Such condensations apparently are protostars. Due to the great intensity of radiation of such a maser radioastronomers can judge the birth of a star even in the most distant corner of the Galaxy.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE