Deep Space

Deep Space

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What are time and space? When and how did the universe begin - and how will it end? Why has such a rich variety of celestial objects come into being? And was life an inevitable development in the cosmos?The answers to our most profound questions lie in the depths of space. To look here is, in effect, to look back in time, as we see light emitted long ago from distant stars and galaxies. As we stare deep into space, we also gaze deep into the past - back towards the beginning of the universe itself.Now "Deep Space" allows us to see, with our own eyes, the mysterious objects and phenomena that inhabit the far reaches of the cosmos and the earliest times of existence. Each of this book's ten chapters explains one big idea in humanity's study of the origins and evolution of the universe. These fundamental concepts include the big bang and the expanding universe; the formation of stars and planets; the anatomy and lifecycle of a galaxy; the existence of black holes and supermassive black holes; gravity and Einstein's Theory of Relativity; dark matter and dark energy; the cosmic web; and theories of how the universe will end.
These cornerstones in our understanding of the universe are clearly introduced by Dr Stuart Clark's straightforward commentary, and are exemplified by over 250 of the very latest and clearest images of the cosmos, provided by the Hubble Space Telescope and other, even more advanced, viewing technologies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 270 x 365mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 250 colour photos
  • 184724405X
  • 9781847244055
  • 1,310,176

Table of contents

IntroductionGalaxies Like Grains of SandAnatomy of a GalaxyThe Order of the UniverseThe Expanding Universe and the Big BangGravity - Architect of the UniverseBlack Holes and Active GalaxiesThe First StarsThe Evolution of GalaxiesThe Cosmic Web of GalaxiesThe Dark UniverseGlossaryIndex
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Deep Space is more than just a picture book A... the text isn't just tacked on as an afterthought. It is integral to understanding what is going on in the images. Clark respects the reader, and explains the important aspects of cosmology and space science in detailed yet succinct terms A... This book successfully informs and inspires those with a curiosity about the universe. A wide-ranging, definitive and, yes, expensive guide for those seriously interested in life, on and beyond the home planet - Astronomy Now
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About Stuart Clark

Dr Stuart Clark is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Sun Kings: The Unexpected Tragedy of Richard Carrington and the Tale of How Modern Astronomy Began. A former editor of the United Kingdom's best-selling astronomy magazine, Astronomy Now, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, he currently writes for the European Space Agency and is a regular contributor to such magazines as New Scientist and BBC Focus. Dr Clark's previous books also include Journey to the Stars and Universe in Focus: The Story of the Hubble Telescope
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