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TitleThe universe in 100 key discoveries
Author Giles Sparrow
Imprint London : Quercus, 2012
Descript 416 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm

CONTENT

Uncentering earth -- Elliptical orbits -- Measuring stellar distances -- The invisible universe -- The chemistry of the cosmos -- Our galaxy and others -- The structure of matter -- Quantum theory -- The speed of light -- Spacetime -- The expanding cosmos -- Cosmic microwave background radiation -- The big bang -- Before the big bang -- Matter and antimatter -- The first stars -- Primeval galaxies -- The birth of the sun -- Powering the sun -- Helioseismology -- Neutrinos -- The solar cycle -- Formation of the planets -- Planetary migration -- The late heavy bombardment -- The composition of meteorites -- Water on the rocky planets -- The origin of life -- The birth of the moon -- The remnants of theia -- Ice on the moon -- The dynamic moon -- Mercury's complex past -- The volcanoes of Venus -- The venusian hothouse -- Impacts from space -- Periodic bombardments -- The active history of Mars -- Martian climate change -- The waters of Mars -- The possibility of life on Mars -- The origin of the Martian moons -- Ceres -- Vesta's volcanic surface -- The evolution of asteroids -- Jupiter's interior -- Red spots of Jupiter -- The jovian gravity shield -- The volcanoes of lo -- Europa's icy ocean -- The seas of Ganymede and callisto -- Saturn's complex weather -- The secrets of saturn's rings -- The origin of the ring systems -- The icy plumes of enceladus -- The lakes of titan -- The contrasting surface of lapetus -- The strange tilt of uranas -- Neptune's extreme interior -- Triton's orbit and activity -- Distant Pluto -- The kuiper belt and oort cloud -- Complex comets -- The edge of the solar system -- Stellar evolution -- The eagle nebula -- Infant stars -- The smallest stars -- Flare stars -- Extrasolar planets -- The variety of extrasolar planets -- The fomalhaut system -- Earth-like worlds -- Epsilon aurigae -- Betelgeuse -- Runaway stars -- Contact binaries -- Mira -- Complex planetary nebulae -- V838 Monocerotis -- Eta carinae -- Supernovae -- Exotic stellar remmants -- SS 433 --- The shape of our galaxy -- The milky way's central black hole -- Our nearest galactic neighbours -- Supernova 1987A -- Moster stars of the Tarantula Nebula -- Galaxy classification -- Active galaxies -- Cosmic rays -- Gamma-ray bursts -- Interacting galaxies -- Mapping the universe -- Galaxy evoluation -- Gravitational lensing -- Dark matter -- Dark energy -- The fater of universe


Cosmology -- Popular works Discoveries in science Universe

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