if it was Stunning images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Craving to learn more about what’s out there – or at least see more beautiful photos of it –The short story of the universe Arrive in time to satisfy your desires.
Like all books in A short story about… Gemma Lavender Series The short story of the universe (AmazonAnd the Library) in four reference sections. The first is the structure, which begins with the universe and ends with subatomic particles. Next is history and the future. It begins “before the beginning” (the “beginning” was the Big Bang, T = 0, 13.8 billion years ago) and ends with “the fate of the universe” at T > 10100 Years.
The shape of this receptor depends on the behavior of dark energy. If dark energy weakens over time, “it could cause gravity to slowly lead the universe to shrink in on itself in a major crisis.” Alternatively, if dark energy intensifies or remains unchanged over time, the universe will continue to expand forever until all matter anthropologically decays into radiation or the fabric of spacetime is torn apart in a Great Rip. We don’t know the path dark energy will take because we don’t yet know what dark energy is.
The Components section is the largest to date, covering the nine types of galaxies, the fourteen types of stars/stages in star evolution, and many other luminous and non-luminous objects inhabiting the known universe. Each component gets its own double page, with an amazing caption and image – a photo or photomontage, an artist’s translation, or a computer simulation. Earth and Mars are special; They each get two double page spreads. Saturn only gets one ring, but Saturn’s rings get a separate ring. And the dwarf planet Pluto has to share its spread with its satellite, Charon.
The last section is theories. About a third of these have already appeared in science short storybut the review is always nice.
All pages of the book contain a profile of the scientist(s) who play an essential role in the theory (or component, or structure) being described. The book is filled with statements that emphasize the rebellious nature of the scholars – or perhaps the dogmatism of the world around them – before their eventual salvation. “Although ironic at first,” says one, “Chladni’s work inspired a more thorough investigation of the fireball sightings that eventually confirmed his ideas.”
Dali’s theory [the Moon originated in a giant impact, first proposed in 1946] It went unnoticed until the post-Apollo era, when geologists realized that it could help explain the similarities and differences between Earth and moon rocks,” reads another example. Another: “Wegener’s theory [the Earth’s crust is broken into slow-moving plates, first proposed in 1912] It was neglected until the 1950s, when explorers found signs of new crust forming on the deep ocean floor.” If that level of condensation sounds like a lot, this book might not be for you.
“The universe is all around us. The book begins. “The universe is ancient… and the universe is huge.” So telling this short story is no small task. But Lavender has been an astronomer and author for decades and is a wonderful tour guide to the universe, which we can finally take note of. His beauty and majesty
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