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
- What is causing the Universe to blow itself apart?
- What could be powering the luminous gamma-ray bursters?
- Where is all the matter in the Universe?
- Do other Earths exist?
- What is the nature of dark matter?
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
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
382 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
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