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Title: Polarization and its message in astronomy
Authors: Radhakrishnan, V.
Keywords: Astronomy
Electromagnetic radiation
Gamma ray astronomy
Wave propagation
Crab nebula
Very large array(VLA)
Issue Date: Jun-1989
Publisher: Royal Astronomical Society
Citation: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1989, Vol.30, p181-194
Abstract: The use of polarization data to gain information on astronomical sources is discussed in a general overview, with an emphasis on the author's personal experience. The detection of light polarization by the human eye is considered, and particular attention is given to intrinsic vs propagation-induced polarization, the possible polarization of cosmic rays, the polarization of stellar and galactic radio emission, polarization of planetary emissions, the variation of polarization observed in short-period pulsars, and recent VLA observations of Cas A, Cyg A, and M87.
Description: Open Access.
ISSN: 0035-8738
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Copyright: 1989 Royal Astronomical Society
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