Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1988. 26: 245-294
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VOIDS

H. J. Rood


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Table of Contents

EARLY EXPLORATIONS
Voids in Astronomy
Technological Prerequisites
A Hidden Paradigm

INDIVIDUAL VOIDS (CURRENT OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES)
Results From Galaxy Reashift Surveys
IDENTIFICATION AND STRUCTURE OF VOIDS
MATERIAL CONTENT OF VOIDS
STRUCTURE OF CONTIGUOUS SHELLS
KINEMATICS 0F CONTIGUOUS SHELLS
Indications From Distant Objects
ABELL CLUSTERS
QUASARS
COSMIC BLACKBODY RADIATION

ENSEMBLES OF VOIDS (CURRENT STUDIES)
Statistical Representations of Void Data
POISSON VOIDS (SUBTLETIES)
STATISTICAL PROBABILITY TECHNIQUES
DENDROGRAM ANALYSIS
POINT-SMOOTHING ANALYSIS
Theoretical Studies
DYNAMICAL EVOLUTION OF VOIDS
ORIGIN OF VOIDS

MASS/TIME-SCALE PROBLEMS
Masses
Survival Times
Explanatory Hypotheses

REFERENCES

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