Through a Universe Darkly

Explores the phenomenon of "dark matter," surveying speculation on this intriguing mystery throughout history and discussing contemporary theories

Through a Universe Darkly

Author: Marcia Bartusiak

Publisher: Harpercollins


Page: 383

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Explores the phenomenon of "dark matter," surveying speculation on this intriguing mystery throughout history and discussing contemporary theories

Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs

Dark matter (and its cousin dark energy) is an energy fieldthat will determine our
universe's ultimate fate. ... Zwicky was puzzled: he had measured how fast the
galaxies were moving, andthe fact that they were not flying off into space showed

Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs

Author: Paul Parsons

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780878001

Page: 416

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Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs presents a series of clear and concise essays that explain the fundamentals of some of the most exciting and important science concepts you really need to know. Paul Parsons profiles the important, ground-breaking, and front-of-mind scientific discoveries that have had a profound influence on our way of life and will grow in importance with our advancing understanding. In 100 sections, this book provides an overview of the history of Western science, from astronomy and physics to geology, biology and psychology and everything in between. Starting with the origins of counting more than 35,000 years ago, Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs tells a rich and fascinating story of discovery, invention, gradual progress and inspired leaps of the imagination. Many key concepts and discoveries are defined and discussed including: The circumference of the Earth, Chaos theory, Algebra, Relativity, Newton's Principia, Brownian motion, Pi, Wave/particle duality, Germ theory, The computer, X-rays, The double helix, Viruses, The human genome. Readable, informative and thought-provoking, this is the ideal introduction to cutting-edge science and the essential overview for anyone who wants to learn more about these often daunting but increasingly essential subjects.

Einstein s Telescope The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe

The grand overall picture of the Universe was nearly in place, and scientists were
busy finalizing the details of its ... of stars, should have allowed us to sum up all
the matter in the Universe—a key ingredient in determining its ultimate fate.

Einstein s Telescope  The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe

Author: Evalyn Gates

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393071337

Page: 320

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“Splendidly satisfying reading, designed for a nonspecialist audience.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review Evalyn Gates, a talented astrophysicist, transports readers to the edge of contemporary science to explore the revolutionary tool—”Einstein’s telescope”—that is unlocking the secrets of the Universe. Einstein’s telescope, or gravitational lensing, is so-called for the way gravity causes space to distort and allow massive objects to act like “lenses,” amplifying and distorting the images of objects behind them. By allowing for the detection of mass where no light is found, scientists can map out the distribution of dark matter and come a step closer to teasing out the effects of dark energy on the Universe—which may forever upend long-held notions about where the Universe came from and where it is going.

Heart of Darkness

This is not fuzzy mysticism. It is the clear-eyed logic of the world observed by astronomers, described here with precision and verve by Ostriker and Mitton. Read this book and let them guide you to enlightenment.

Heart of Darkness

Author: Jeremiah P. Ostriker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691165777

Page: 328

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Humanity's ongoing quest to unlock the secrets of dark matter and dark energy Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components—dark matter and dark energy—comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure and hold the key to the universe's fate. The story of how evidence for the so-called "Lambda-Cold Dark Matter" model of cosmology has been gathered by generations of scientists throughout the world is told here by one of the pioneers of the field, Jeremiah Ostriker, and his coauthor Simon Mitton. From humankind's early attempts to comprehend Earth's place in the solar system, to astronomers' exploration of the Milky Way galaxy and the realm of the nebulae beyond, to the detection of the primordial fluctuations of energy from which all subsequent structure developed, this book explains the physics and the history of how the current model of our universe arose and has passed every test hurled at it by the skeptics. Throughout this rich story, an essential theme is emphasized: how three aspects of rational inquiry—the application of direct measurement and observation, the introduction of mathematical modeling, and the requirement that hypotheses should be testable and verifiable—guide scientific progress and underpin our modern cosmological paradigm. This monumental puzzle is far from complete, however, as scientists confront the mysteries of the ultimate causes of cosmic structure formation and the real nature and origin of dark matter and dark energy.

Visions of the Future Astronomy and Earth Science

These observational studies have revealed the presence of a mysterious
component of material that does not radiate light, yet amounts to more than 90
per cent of our known universe. Even accounting for this extra 'dark matter', the
total mass ...

Visions of the Future  Astronomy and Earth Science

Author: J. M. T. Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521805377

Page: 237

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Leading young scientists give engaging reviews of their research areas and exciting visions of future developments.

The Fate of Mankind

That it is not usual to perceive it in this way is due to the fact that matter appears
in degrees of different density and with different characteristics. ... other more
rarefied degrees of energy become more and more gaseous until they eventually
become totally invisible, ... The total substance or energy of the universe appears
to ...

The Fate of Mankind


Publisher: Martinus Institute

ISBN: 8757507414


View: 605

CERN Courier

Dark. Matter,. Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Cosmos by lain Nicolson,
Canopus. Hardback ISBN 0954984633 ... of our Current understanding of dark
matter and dark energy - the invisible actors governing the fate Ofthe uniVerSe. lt
is a ...

CERN Courier

Author: European Organization for Nuclear Research




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Venus Dont Go There

to the universe. The opacity demonstrates there is significant matter in the
universe to refocus the past light cone and draw conclusions for an initial ... In
terms of ongoing research, cosmology looks to accurately measure the effects of
dark matter and dark energy. ... Understanding the new types of matter and
energy is part of the challenge of exploring the evolution and ultimate fate of the

Venus  Dont Go There

Author: Michael T. Santini

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491747005

Page: 252

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Where do the unrighteous go after death? What is the plight of the guilty after the Day of Judgment? Are places like heaven, hell, and the lake of fire physical locations in the universe? Biblically based and scientifically reasoned answers to these questions, and more, lead to locating the planet Venus as one possible place for perdition. The book Venus: Don't Go There-What Science and Religion Reveal about Life after Death reviews past and present discoveries and provides future evidence for alliance between the physical sciences and the Bible. God ordained the sciences and religion to work together for the common good and to lead toward a comprehensive understanding of the future. Correlation between the Holy Scriptures and the sciences can work together to provide reasonable and meaningful truths. Through interdisciplinary study, the author deduces the ultimate destiny for unsaved humanity could be within the solar system, while providing a unique perspective to life after death.

Astronomy 101

In early 2012, physicists looking into the problem of dark matter used galaxy
distribution data and gravitational measurements to make ... because of
something called dark energy, which is the most dominant property when figuring
out the fate of the cosmos. When you add dark energy into the mix, it turns out
that themass=energy ofthe universe is about 68.3 percent dark energy, 26.8
percent dark matter, ...

Astronomy 101

Author: Carolyn Collins Petersen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440563608

Page: 288

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Explore the curiosities of our galaxy! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry sky. From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining astronomy facts, charts, and photographs you won't be able to get anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.