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Dark cosmos : in search of our universe's missing mass and energy

Author: Dan Hooper
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Smithsonian books pbk edView all editions and formats
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Explores the origins of dark matter and dark energy. One holds the Universe together while the other tears it apart. What these forces really are has been a mystery for as long as anyone has suspected they were there, but the latest discoveries of experimental physics have brought us closer to that knowledge.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Hooper
ISBN: 9780061130335 0061130338
OCLC Number: 185201411
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Preface --
Our dark universe --
Dead stars, black holes, planets, and baseballs --
Darkness from the quantum world --
A dark animal in the quantum zoo --
A grand symmetry --
The hunt --
Gravity, strings, and other dimensions of space --
In the beginning --
The weight of emptiness --
An unlikely universe? --
Cosmic offspring --
The skeptics --
Visions of the future.
Responsibility: Dan Hooper.

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Explores the origins of dark matter and dark energy. One holds the Universe together while the other tears it apart. What these forces really are has been a mystery for as long as anyone has suspected they were there, but the latest discoveries of experimental physics have brought us closer to that knowledge.

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