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Universal : a guide to the cosmos

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Universal takes us on an epic journey of scientific exploration. It reveals how we can all come to grips with some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, and solar system--and the star-filled galaxies beyond. How big is our solar system? How quickly is space expanding? How big is the universe? What is it made of? Some of these questions can be answered on the basis of observations you can make in your own backyard. Other answers draw on the astonishing information now being gathered by teams of astronomers operating at the frontiers of the known universe.

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Macedon Public Library 523.1 COX (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52121300572014
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  • ISBN: 9780306822704
  • ISBN: 0306822709
  • Physical Description: ix, 280 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, charts ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2017.

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Includes bibliographical reference and index.
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The story of the universe -- How old are things? -- Weighing the Earth -- The distance to the stars -- Einstein's theory of gravity -- The Big Bang -- Weighing the universe -- What happened before the Big Bang? -- Our place -- Evolution of the universe.
Summary, etc.:
Universal takes us on an epic journey of scientific exploration. It reveals how we can all come to grips with some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, and solar system--and the star-filled galaxies beyond. How big is our solar system? How quickly is space expanding? How big is the universe? What is it made of? Some of these questions can be answered on the basis of observations you can make in your own backyard. Other answers draw on the astonishing information now being gathered by teams of astronomers operating at the frontiers of the known universe.
Subject: Cosmology.


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