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Measuring the Cosmos

Humans have always viewed the heavens with wonder and awe. The skies have inspired reflection on the vastness of space, the wonder of creation, and humankind’s role in the universe. In just over one hundred years, science has moved from almost total ignorance about the actual distances to the stars and Earth’s place in the Galaxy to our present knowledge about the enormous size, mass, and age of the universe. We are reaching the limi...

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Observing Variable Stars

This is a great book for all amateur astonomers but variable star observers will be most pleased. The book covers a great amount of information such as how to observe variable stars, record observational data and report observations regarding variable stars. Also, there is a great amount of information regarding the many types of variable stars such as pulsating Mira type stars, cataclysmic variables, eclipsing binaries as well as ma...

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The Runaway Universe (Helix Books)

Supernova stars observations in the end of 1990s suggest a nonzero Constant capable of accelerating universal expansion and validate inflationary model. How true are determinations indicating the fifth significant break through in modern cosmology? This work is a pure scientific report revolving essentially around two equations containing only two unknown parameters. First equation is a sum: Density (of all types of matter in the Uni...

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Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022

In recent years, planetary science has seen a tremendous growth in new knowledge. Deposits of water ice exist at the Moon's poles. Discoveries on the surface of Mars point to an early warm wet climate, and perhaps conditions under which life could have emerged. Liquid methane rain falls on Saturn's moon Titan, creating rivers, lakes, and geologic landscapes with uncanny resemblances to Earth's. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Scienc...

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Retrying Galileo, 1633–1992

"This is must reading for historians of science and a delight for the interested public. From his access to many primary sources in the Vatican Library and from his broad knowledge of the history of the 17th century, Finocchiaro acquaints readers in an interesting manner with the historical facts of Galileo's trial, its aftermath, and its repercussions. Unlike many other works which present predetermined and, at times, prejudiced jud...

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Les trous noirs : A la poursuite de l'invisible

Les trous noirs. Derrière ce nom qui nourrit l'imaginaire collectif se cachent des astres à la fois conceptuellement très simples mais très difficiles à étudier. Simples de par leur définition : ce sont tout simplement des objets capables de piéger la lumière en leur sein. Difficile, parce que d'une part ils sont le siège de phénomènes gravitationnels si extrêmes que notre intuition est peu à même de les appréhender, et d'autre part ...

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Understanding the Universe (The Visual Guides)

Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible to the non-expert. Definitions to scientific terms are given either in the explanation itself, or in the comprehensive glossary.

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One Hundred Years Of General Relativity

The aim of the book is to give a comprehensive review of one hundred years of development of general relativity and its scientific influences. The book focuses on five aspects of the theory: Genesis, Solutions and Energy Empirical Foundations Gravitational Waves Cosmology Quantum Gravity This unique book provides a broad introduction and review to the fascinating and profound subject of general relativity, its historical development,...