THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION
OF THE UNIVERSE
Ben Zuckerman and Matthew A. Malkan
- What is our place in the Universe?
- How did everything in the Universe get started, from galaxies
and stars, to planets and people?
- What does the future hold for our Universe?
Recently, scientists have made remarkable advances in providing concrete
answers to these profound questions. The new technologies of observational
astronomy, with its ground- and space-based gamma-ray, X-ray, ultraviolet,
infrared and radio telescopes, are truly producing a new golden age of discovery.
This book presents the excitement of these new discoveries in the larger
context of cosmic evolution. Leading researchers, on the cutting edge of
these fields, contribute to this book explaining these subjects in laymen's
terms to the broader public. They offer the latest insights into these rapidly
advancing fields, covering the origin and evolution of the universe, chemical
elements, galaxies, evolution of stars, planets and biological life.
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