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Finding our place in the universe : how we discovered Laniakea, the Milky Way's home

Author: Hélène Courtois; Nikki Kopelman
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book tells the story of how Courtois and her cosmography colleagues discovered and mapped the Laniakea galactic supercluster, the first and most accurate description to date of our home galaxy's location in the universe. Courtois reveals the joys and challenges of international astronomy research and collaborations, humanizing the scientists along the way and making the science accessible. She also makes an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hélène Courtois; Nikki Kopelman
ISBN: 9780262039956 0262039958
OCLC Number: 1054365358
Language Note: Translated from French.
Description: ix, 169 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Our new cosmic address --
In pursuit of the great attractor --
With fresh eyes --
Reconstruction games --
Beyond Laniakea.
Other Titles: Voyage sur les flots de galaxies.
Responsibility: Helene Courtois ; translated by Nikki Kopelman.

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A luminous behind-the-scenes record of a two-decade astrophysical feat.-Nature This identification of Laniakea is a tour de force, and Courtois' account gives it life.-Times Higher Education

 
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