Galaxies, A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

Author: Gribbin, John

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*Author: Gribbin, John *Series Title: Very Short Introductions *Publication Date: 2008/06/02 *Number of Pages: 121 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.75


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780199234349
SKU 206554055
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0199234345
Release Date 6/2/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4.25L x 0.25T
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Editors Note In this fascinating Very Short Introduction, popular science writer John Gribben tells the story of our growing understanding of galaxies, from the days before Galileo to our present-day observations of our many hundreds of millions of galactic neighbors. Not only are galaxies fascinating astronomical structures in themselves, but their study has revealed much of what we know today about the cosmos, providing a window on the Big Bang and the origins of the Universe. Gribben looks at our own "Milky Way" Galaxy in detail, from the different kinds of stars that are born within it, to the origins of its magnificent spiral structure. Perhaps most interesting, Gribben describes the many exciting discoveries have been made about our own galaxy and about those beyond: how a supermassive black hole lurks at the center of every galaxy, how enormous forces are released when galaxies collide, how distant galaxies provide a window on the early Universe, and how the formation of young galaxies shed needed light on the mysteries of Cold Dark Matter.
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