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New eyes on the universe : twelve cosmic mysteries and the tools we need to solve them

Author: Stephen Webb
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer ; Chichester : Praxis Pub., ©2012.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An overview of some of the key issues in modern astronomy and cosmology. It describes the vast amount of observational data that the new generation of observatories and telescopes are producing, and how that data might solve some of the outstanding puzzles inherent in our emerging world view.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Webb
ISBN: 9781461421948 1461421942
OCLC Number: 794225462
Description: 1 online resource (x, 371 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
The oldest light in the Universe --
Through a glass, darkly --
A problem of some gravity --
Where God divides by zero --
The 'Oh my God' particles --
Deep sea, deep snow ... deep space --
Far as human eye can see --
A new messenger from the cosmos --
The cosmic-wide web --
Nurseries in space --
Other Earths --
Listening out for life.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Responsibility: Stephen Webb.

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This book examines twelve areas of astronomical research, from dark energy to the possibility of extraterrestrial civilizations. The author shows how observations made possible by new telescopes and  Read more...
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From the reviews: "'New Eyes on the Universe' shows that there is plenty more research subjects in astronomy and cosmology, that we are just beginning to find out more about. ... Overall this book Read more...

 
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