The Birth of Time: How Astronomers Measure the Age of the Universe

Paperback | February 8, 2001

byJohn Gribbin

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How old is the universe? This engrossing book recounts how scientists have achieved the definitive answer to one of the great scientific mysteries of our time. Research astronomer John Gribbin tells the story of the struggle to determine the age of the universe and offers an insider's view of the thrilling breakthrough of the 1990s, when Hubble Space Telescope data revealed that the universe is between 13 and 16 billion years old -- older by at least one billion years than the oldest stars.

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How old is the universe? This engrossing book recounts how scientists have achieved the definitive answer to one of the great scientific mysteries of our time. Research astronomer John Gribbin tells the story of the struggle to determine the age of the universe and offers an insider's view of the thrilling breakthrough of the 1990s, wh...

John Gribbin, visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. He is married to Mary Grivvin, also a science writer.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 8, 2001Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300089147

ISBN - 13:9780300089141

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