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The shadows of creation : dark matter and the structure of the universe

Author: Michael Riordan; David N Schramm
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman and Co., ©1991.
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More than 90 percent of the Universe is unseen, unknown. Ordinary telescopes cannot detect it - nor can radio antennas. Yet there is convincing evidence that it exists - as something called dark matter. At the same time, recent discoveries about the structure of the Universe are challenging accepted views about its very origins. Michael Riordan and David Schramm explore a scientific mystery: What is this dark  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Riordan; David N Schramm
ISBN: 0716721570 9780716721574 019286159X 9780192861597
OCLC Number: 22004718
Description: viii, 277 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword by Stephen W. Hawking --
1. The big bang universe --
2. The particle connection --
3. Shadows of doubt --
4. Origins of the elements --
5. The creation of matter --
6. The birth of galaxies --
7. The heavens at large --
8. A burst of inflation --
9. The shadow world --
10. Seeds of collapse --
11. Probing the cosmos.
Responsibility: Michael Riordan and David N. Schramm.

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What is dark matter? What does it have to-do with the structure of the universe - the uncountable galaxies and clusters of galaxies that constitute the firmament? What does it tell us about the birth  Read more...

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