A Pelican Introduction: Our Universe: An Astronomer's Guide by Jo DunkleyA Pelican Introduction: Our Universe: An Astronomer's Guide by Jo Dunkley

A Pelican Introduction: Our Universe: An Astronomer's Guide

byJo Dunkley

Mass Market Paperback | February 26, 2019

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For many years now, we have known the story of the Solar System, and the Earth's place in it. We have mapped out the stars in the night sky, and have known that we live in a disk of stars that makes up the Milky Way galaxy. But, in the past few decades, huge steps have been taken in the field of astronomy - steps which have let us venture ever further across space and time, with telescopes that let us see, in ever greater detail, those distant parts of the universe that lie far beyond our Solar System's planets, and even give us a glimpse of the first moments of the Universe. Yet these extraordinary advances in our understanding of the wider Universe have led us to even greater mysteries. What happened in the first moments after the Big Bang? What are the mysterious 'dark' parts of the Universe? And, what happens in those parts of space where conditions are so intense that our laws of physics break down? In this new Pelican book, practising cosmologist and Professor of Astrophysics Jo Dunkley guides us through the history of our Universe as we know it, taking us to the heart of these many unsolved questions.
An internationally renowned academic, Jo Dunkley is Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. She was part of the science team for NASA's WMAP space satellite, and now works on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the Simons Observatory, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. She has been the recipient of m...
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Title:A Pelican Introduction: Our Universe: An Astronomer's GuideFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.12 × 4.38 × 1.75 inPublished:February 26, 2019Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241235871

ISBN - 13:9780241235874

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