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Dark sky, dark matter

Author: J M Overduin; Paul S Wesson
Publisher: Bristol : Institute of Physics Pub., ©2003.
Series: Series in astronomy and astrophysics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Answers the questions of 'why is the night sky dark' and 'just how dark is it' both qualitatively and quantitatively from the viewpoints of both history and modern cosmology. This title compares the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Overduin; Paul S Wesson
ISBN: 075030684X 9780750306843
OCLC Number: 50940674
Description: x, 216 pages : illustrations, 1 portrait ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The dark night sky --
2. The modern resolution and energy --
3. The modern resolution and spectra --
4. The dark matter --
5. The vacuum --
6. Axions --
7. Neutrinos --
8. Supersymmetric weakly interacting particles --
9. Black holes --
10. Conclusions.
Series Title: Series in astronomy and astrophysics.
Responsibility: JM Overduin, PS Wesson.

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"Right after "Why is the sky blue?," "Why is the sky dark?" is the next most commonly asked question kids, and non kids, too, ask of parents, in particular, and science in general ... the dilemma of Read more...

 
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