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

By Ian Morison

offering an in-depth knowing either for basic readers and astronomy lovers, this hugely finished publication presents an updated survey of our wisdom of the Universe past Earth. The e-book explores our sun method, its planets and different our bodies; examines the solar and the way it and different stars evolve via their lifetimes; discusses the hunt for planets past our sun approach and the way we would observe existence on them; and highlights attention-grabbing items chanced on inside our galaxy, the Milky method. It additionally appears to be like at our present realizing of the beginning and evolution of the Universe, in addition to many different fascinating themes, reminiscent of time, black holes and Einstein's theories, darkish subject, darkish strength and the Cosmic Microwave history. The e-book is uniquely supported by means of video lectures given by means of the writer, on hand on-line. it's also the very most recent astronomical observations, equivalent to these made through the Planck and Kepler spacecraft.

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