A Journey through the Universe: Gresham Lectures on by Ian Morison

By Ian Morison

delivering an in-depth knowing either for basic readers and astronomy fans, this hugely complete e-book presents an up to date survey of our wisdom of the Universe past Earth. The ebook explores our sun approach, its planets and different our bodies; examines the sunlight and the way it and different stars evolve via their lifetimes; discusses the quest for planets past our sunlight approach and the way we'd notice lifestyles on them; and highlights attention-grabbing gadgets chanced on inside our galaxy, the Milky means. It additionally seems to be at our present knowing of the starting place and evolution of the Universe, in addition to many different fascinating subject matters, equivalent to time, black holes and Einstein's theories, darkish topic, darkish strength and the Cosmic Microwave heritage. The booklet is uniquely supported via video lectures given via the writer, to be had on-line. additionally it is the very most modern astronomical observations, reminiscent of these made via the Planck and Kepler spacecraft.

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