Beyond the galaxy : how humanity looked beyond our milky way and discovered the entire universe /

"A look up at the night sky reveals a treasury of wonders. Even to the naked eye, the Moon, stars, planets, the Milky Way and even a few star clusters and nebulae illuminate the heavens. For millennia, humans struggled to make sense of what's out there in the Universe, from all we can see...

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Main Author: Siegel, Ethan, 1978- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Hackensack, New Jersey : World Scientific, [2016]
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Table of Contents:
  • So far, so good: the universe at the start of the 20th century
  • A relatively different story: how Einstein's relativity revolutionized space, time and the universe
  • Beyond the Milky Way: a giant leap into an expanding universe
  • The great leap backwards: theories on where it all came from
  • An elementary story: how the stars gave life to the universe
  • All the way back: it started with a bang
  • What does it matter: why there is more matter than antimatter in the universe
  • Before the big bang: how the entire universe began
  • Dancing in the dark: dark matter and the great cosmic web
  • The ultimate end: dark energy and the fate of the universe
  • Past, present and future: all we know about all there is.