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Echo of the big bang

Author: Michael D Lemonick
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Launched in 2001, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) reported its results two years later with a set of observations that added focus, detail, and insight to our fuzzy view of the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Lemonick
ISBN: 0691122423 9780691122427
OCLC Number: 61927268
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Is something amiss in the universe? --
The birth of cosmology --
A whisper of microwaves --
Bad Blood --
Now what? --
Forming a team --
How to design a satellite --
The build --
Horse race --
Launch --
Deepening mystery --
The answer.
Responsibility: Michael D. Lemonick, with a new epilogue by the author.
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"The exciting story of the quest to detect, record, and understand [cosmic background] relic radiation from the creation of the cosmos. In the book, Time magazine's senior science writer, Michael D. Read more...

 
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