by Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in México, D.F .
Written in English
|Statement||editores de las memorias, Jane Arthur, Nancy Brickhouse y José Franco.|
|Series||Revista mexicana de astronomía y astrofísica., v. 9|
|Contributions||Arthur, Jane, Brickhouse, Nancy., Franco, José.|
|LC Classifications||QB462.7 .A795 2000|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 355 p. :|
|Number of Pages||355|
|LC Control Number||2004459149|
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