New Eyes on the Universe

Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the Tools We Need to Solve Them

  • Stephen Webb
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stephen Webb
    Pages 1-26
  3. Stephen Webb
    Pages 27-52
  4. Stephen Webb
    Pages 53-78
  5. Stephen Webb
    Pages 79-104
  6. Stephen Webb
    Pages 105-134
  7. Stephen Webb
    Pages 135-158
  8. Stephen Webb
    Pages 159-178
  9. Stephen Webb
    Pages 179-202
  10. Stephen Webb
    Pages 203-226
  11. Stephen Webb
    Pages 227-246
  12. Stephen Webb
    Pages 247-270
  13. Stephen Webb
    Pages 271-294
  14. Stephen Webb
    Pages 295-312
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 313-371

About this book

Introduction

Today's scientists have at their command a wide range of sensitive and powerful instruments, not only those that capture electromagnetic radiation but also 'telescopes' for cosmic rays, neutrinos, gravitational waves, and dark matter. Using the vast amount of observational data produced by this new generation of observatories and telescopes, New Eyes on the Universe shows how some of the outstanding puzzles inherent in our emerging world view might be solved. With color illustrations throughout the text, this book is a fascinating exploration of the mysteries that the Universe still contains, such as

- What is causing the Universe to blow itself apart?
- What could be powering the luminous gamma-ray bursters?
- Where is all the matter in the Universe?
- Do other Earths exist?
- What is the nature of dark matter?

New Eyes on the Universe looks at these and other key issues in modern astronomy and cosmology. It explains clearly, without recourse to mathematics, why each question is puzzling and worthy of research.

Keywords

Active astronomical research Cosmic rays Dark matter identification Electromagnetic radiation Gravitational waves Infrared telescopes Modern cosmology Observational astronomy Planetary formation X-ray telescopes

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Webb
    • 1
  1. 1.DCQEPortsmouthUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2194-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-2193-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-2194-8
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