Chroniques des années-lumière (French Edition) by Laurent Drissen

By Laurent Drissen

Rien n’est plus fugace qu’une info entendue à l. a. radio, souvent en déplacement ou en faisant autre selected. Voilà pourquoi l’astronome québécois Laurent Drissen a réécrit, complété et mis à jour les chroniques qu’il a servies aux auditeurs de l’émission Les Années lumière, à los angeles Première chaîne de Radio-Canada depuis 2000.
Le résultat en est ce livre fascinant qui réunit et explique les événements les plus marquants de l’actualité astronomique mondiale au cours de l. a. première décennie du xxie siècle.En fait, existe-t-il un secteur dans lequel l. a. connaissance humaine évolue aussi rapidement que celui de l’astrophysique ? Chaque jour ou presque on apprend l’existence d’exoplanètes capables de supporter l. a. vie, d’un nombre toujours plus grand d’étoiles, de systèmes solaires, de trous noirs, de notions jusqu’ici inconnues…
Le grand mérite de Laurent Drissen est de nous guider pour dégager l’essentiel de l’évolution des connaissances, de classer et de mettre à l’échelle ces dernières en fonction de notre système solaire, de l. a. Voie lactée, d’éléments connus, etc., tout en laissant de l. a. position à l’émerveillement que ne manque pas de susciter ce savoir sur l’Univers grandiose dans lequel est venue s’insérer une humanité que nous ne sommes peut-être pas seuls à assumer.

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