Into the Deep

  • Michael Marett-Crosby
Chapter
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Abstract

In this chapter we penetrate the deep places of space. Our observations take us to far-off galaxies, including some of those in the Virgo supercluster, one of the richest areas of the night sky. We look at how resolving the strange fact of a dark sky illumined by so many stars leads to a fundamental property of the universe, its expansion. We then try to peer at the darkest thing of all, dark matter.

Keywords

Dust Microwave Europe Hunt Milton 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Marett-Crosby
    • 1
  1. 1.Mon PlaisirJerseyUK

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