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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Mather, John C.
Very first light.
New York : BasicBooks, ©1996
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John C Mather; John Boslough
|ISBN:||0465015751 9780465015757 046501576X 9780465015764|
|Description:||xxi, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Responsibility:||John C. Mather and John Boslough.|
Own existence possible. Their discoveries drew standing ovations from scientists and made headlines around the world. In this no-holds-barred account, COBE's Project Scientist and originator John C. Mather and science writer John Boslough furnish intimate and startling details. They tell of the discovery of the cosmic background radiation and of the subsequent fifteen-year struggle to design, build, and launch the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite. An.
Eye-opening, riveting account with rare narrative verve, The Very First Light tells the story of COBE from start to finish, including an unwelcome controversy when one team member breached the project's publication policy and stepped into the limelight alone.