New Eyes on the Universe

Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the Tools We Need to Solve Them, Popular Astronomy - Springer Praxis Books

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ISBN/EAN: 9781461421931
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: X, 371 S., 50 farbige Illustr., 371 p. 50 illus. i
Auflage: 1. Auflage 2012
Einband: kartoniertes Buch


Today's scientists have at their command a wide range of sensitive and powerful instruments, not only those that capture electromagnetic radiation but also 'telescopes' for cosmic rays, neutrinos, gravitational waves, and dark matter. Using the vast amount of observational data produced by this new generation of observatories and telescopes, New Eyes on the Universe shows how some of the outstanding puzzles inherent in our emerging world view might be solved. With color illustrations throughout the text, this book is a fascinating exploration of the mysteries that the Universe still contains, such as- What is causing the Universe to blow itself apart? What could be powering the luminous gammaray bursters? Where is all the matter in the Universe? Do other Earths exist? What is the nature of dark matter?New Eyes on the Universe looks at these and other key issues in modern astronomy and cosmology. It explains clearly, without recourse to mathematics, why each question is puzzling and worthy of research.


Dr. Stephen Webb has a B.Sc. in Physics from Bristol University, and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Manchester University. He was elected as a Member of Institute of Physics and awarded status of Chartered Physicist. Stephen has three previous books with Springer, including; "Measuring the Universe: The Cosmological Distance Ladder" (1999), "If the Universe is Teeming with Aliens.Where Is Everybody" (2002), and "Out of this World" (2004). All have been well received and reviewed. "If the Universe is Teeming with Aliens.Where is Everybody?" has won several awards and was shortlisted for the prestigious Aventis Prize for popular science writing. All three books deal with areas of astronomy and cosmology that have seen tremendous advances in recent years.

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