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A ray of light in a sea of dark matter

Author: Charles Keeton
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2014]
Series: Pinpoints (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What's in the dark? Countless generations have gazed up at the night sky and asked this question--the same question that cosmologists ask themselves as they study the universe. The answer turns out to be surprising and rich. The space between stars is filled with an exotic substance called "dark matter" that exerts gravity but does not emit, absorb, or reflect light. The space between galaxies is rife with "dark  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Keeton
ISBN: 9780813565347 0813565340
OCLC Number: 878111436
Description: xi, 89 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: What's in the dark? --
When mass is like glass --
How do you weigh a galaxy? --
Is dark matter MACHO or WIMPy? --
Finding what's missing --
"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away."
Series Title: Pinpoints (Series)
Responsibility: Charles Keeton.
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Offers readers a concise, accessible explanation of how astronomers probe dark matter. Readers quickly gain an understanding of what might be out there, how scientists arrive at their findings, and  Read more...

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