The Universe

The Universe

A Cosmic Tour

Book - 2017
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"An overview of the structure and nature of objects that make up the universe. Includes diagrams, fun facts, glossary, resource list, and index"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, World Book,, 2017.
Edition: Revised edition.
ISBN: 9780716624820
0716624826
Characteristics: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: What is the universe?
What is the size and shape of the universe?
Focus on : analyzing light
How do astronomers use redshift to determine distance?
Where did the universe come from?
How old is the universe?
Focus on : how matter formed in the early universe
What is the cosmic microwave background radiation?
What is matter?
What is antimatter?
What is energy?
Focus on : using particle accelerators to study the early universe
What are magnetic fields?
What are galaxies?
What are clusters and superclusters?
What are filaments, walls, and voids?
Focus on : Lyman-Alpha blobs
What role does the force of gravity play in the universe?
Focus on : what is the force of gravity?
What is dark matter?
What is dark energy?
What is a constellation?
What is the celestial sphere?
How do astronomers map the universe?
Focus on : 3-D maps of the universe
How does the universe move?
How will the universe end?
Summary: "An overview of the structure and nature of objects that make up the universe. Includes diagrams, fun facts, glossary, resource list, and index"--Provided by publisher.

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