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The very first light : the true inside story of the scientific journey back to the dawn of the universe

Author: John C Mather; John Boslough
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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Presents an inside account of the fifteen year struggle to design, build, and launch the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite and discusses the politics, problems, and eventual termination of the project in light of the Challenger incident.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John C Mather; John Boslough
ISBN: 9780465005291 0465005292
OCLC Number: 227205889
Description: xxi, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Better is the enemy --
Scooped --
The remains of the first day --
The day the universe changed --
The ballooning universe --
Tuolumne nights --
The law of incidental consequences --
The new aether drift --
Parallel universes --
Dueling satellites --
Mathematical mythology --
Day one --
The directorate --
Skunkworks --
Lost in space --
The private life of the cosmic background radiation --
COBE's final report --
Stockholm calling.
Responsibility: John C. Mather and John Boslough.
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