Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s (Paperback)

Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s By National Academies of Sciences Engineeri, Division on Engineering and Physical Sci, Board on Physics and Astronomy Cover Image
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We live in a time of extraordinary discovery and progress in astronomy and astrophysics. The next decade will transform our understanding of the universe and humanity's place in it. Every decade the U.S. agencies that provide primary federal funding for astronomy and astrophysics request a survey to assess the status of, and opportunities for the Nation's efforts to forward our understanding of the cosmos. Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s identifies the most compelling science goals and presents an ambitious program of ground- and space-based activities for future investment in the next decade and beyond. The decadal survey identifies three important science themes for the next decade aimed at investigating Earth-like extrasolar planets, the most energetic processes in the universe, and the evolution of galaxies. The Astro2020 report also recommends critical near-term actions to support the foundations of the profession as well as the technologies and tools needed to carry out the science.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780309467346
ISBN-10: 0309467349
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication Date: October 31st, 2023
Pages: 615
Language: English