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Heart of Darkness : Unraveling the Mysteries of the Invisible Universe

Author: Jeremiah P Ostriker; Simon Mitton
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Science Essentials.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure, and hold the key to the universe's fate. The story of how evidence for the so-called "Lambda-Cold Dark  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremiah P Ostriker; Simon Mitton
ISBN: 9781400844647 1400844649
OCLC Number: 979905298
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (328 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Prologue: From Myth to Reality --
Chapter One. Einstein's Toolkit, and How to Use It --
Chapter Two. The Realm of the Nebulae --
Chapter Three. Let's Do Cosmology! --
Chapter Four. Discovering the Big Bang --
Chapter Five. The Origin of Structure in the Universe --
Chapter Six. Dark Matter--or Fritz Zwicky's Greatest Invention --
Chapter Seven. Dark Energy--or Einstein's Greatest Blunder --
Chapter Eight. The Modern Paradigm and the Limits of Our Knowledge --
Chapter Nine. The Frontier: Major Mysteries That Remain --
Appendix One. Cosmology without Relativity --
Appendix Two. How Do We Measure Mass in Astronomy --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Science Essentials.
Responsibility: Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Simon Mitton.
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Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure, and hold the key to the universe's fate. The story of how evidence for the so-called "Lambda-Cold Dark Matter" model of cosmology has been gathered by generations of scientists throughout the world is told here by one of the pioneers of the field, Jeremiah Ostriker, and his coauthor Simon Mitton. From humankind's early attempts to comprehend Earth's place in the solar system, to astronomers' exploration of the Milky Way galaxy and the realm of the nebulae beyond, to the detection of the primordial fluctuations of energy from which all subsequent structure developed, this book explains the physics and the history of how the current model of our universe arose and has passed every test hurled at it by the skeptics. Throughout this rich story, an essential theme is emphasized: how three aspects of rational inquiry--the application of direct measurement and observation, the introduction of mathematical modeling, and the requirement that hypotheses should be testable and verifiable--guide scientific progress and underpin our modern cosmological paradigm. The story is far from complete, however, as scientists confront the mysteries of the ultimate causes of cosmic structure formation and the real nature and origin of dark matter and dark energy.

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