Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the Tools We Need to Solve Them

Stephen Webb

NEW EYES ON THE UNIVERSE: Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the Tools We Need to Solve Them

Today's scientists have at their command a wide range of sensitive and powerful instruments, not only those that capture electromagnetic radiation but also 'telescopes' for cosmic rays, neutrinos, gravitational waves, and dark matter. Using the vast amount of observational data produced by this new generation of observatories and telescopes, New Eyes on the Universe shows how some of the outstanding puzzles inherent in our emerging work view might be solved. With color illustrations throughout the text, this book is a fascinating exploration of the mysteries that the universe still contains, such as

New Eyes on the Universe looks at these and other key issues in modern astronomy and cosmology. It explains clearly, without recourse to mathematics, why each question is puzzling and worthy of research.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction
2. The oldest light in the Universe
3. Through a glass, darkly
4. A problem of some gravity
5. Where God divides by zero
6. The 'Oh my God' particles
7. Deep sea, deep snow ... deep space
8. Far as human eye can see
9. A new messenger from the cosmos
10. The cosmic-wide web
11. Nurseries in space
12. Other Earths
13. Listening out for life

Glossary of terms
Glossary of facilities and experiments

Extent: 382 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Paperback
Published: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4614-2193-1

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