Dark Cosmos In Search of Our Universe's Missing Mass and Energy

ISBN-10: 0061130338

ISBN-13: 9780061130335

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dan Hooper
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Description: Everyone knows that there are things no one can see, for example, the air you're breathing or a black hole, to be more exotic. But not everyone knows that what we can see makes up only 5 percent of the Universe. The rest is totally invisible to us. The invisible stuff comes in two varieties-dark matter and dark energy. One holds the Universe together while the other tears it apart. What these forces really are has been a mystery for as long as anyone has suspected they were there, but the latest discoveries of experimental physics have brought us closer to that knowledge. Particle physicist Dan Hooper takes his readers, with wit, grace, and a keen knack for explaining the toughest ideas science has to offer, on a quest few would ever have expected: to discover what makes up our dark cosmos.

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.58" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Introduction
Preface
Our Dark Universe
Dead Stars, Black Holes, Planets, and Baseballs
Darkness from the Quantum World
A Dark Animal in the Quantum Zoo
A Grand Symmetry
The Hunt
Gravity, Strings, and Other Dimensions of Space
In the Beginning
The Weight of Emptiness
An Unlikely Universe?
Cosmic Offspring
The Skeptics
Visions of the Future
Index
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