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Dark Side of the Universe Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Cosmos

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ISBN-10: 0801885922

ISBN-13: 9780801885921

Edition: 2007

Authors: Iain Nicolson

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Once we thought the universe was filled with shining stars, dust, planets, and galaxies. We now know that more than 98 percent of all matter in the universe is dark. It emits absolutely nothing yet bends space and time; keeps stars speeding around galaxies; and determines the fate of the universe. But dark matter is only part of the story. Scientists have recently discovered that the expansion of the universe is speeding up, driven by a mysterious commodity called dark energy. Depending on what dark matter and energy happen to be, our seemingly quiet universe could end its days in a Big Rip, tearing itself apart, or a Big Crunch, collapsing down to a universe the size of nothing, ready to…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/20/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Anatomy of the cosmos
Big Bang and cosmic destiny
More than meets the eye
The rise and fall of MACHOs
It's matter : but not as we know it
The challenge of MOND : does dark matter exist at all?
The WIMP hunters
Matter is not enough
Runaway universe : exploding stars point to accelerating expansion
Einstein's greatest blunder?
Dark energy - the prime mover
Testing the new cosmology
Epilogue : a good time to be here