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Author Garfinkle, David, 1958-
Title Three steps to the universe : from the sun to black holes to the mystery of dark matter / David Garfinkle & Richard Garfinkle.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Author Garfinkle, David, 1958-
Subject Sun.
Black holes (Astronomy)
Dark matter (Astronomy)
Alt Name Garfinkle, Richard.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 265 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (page 265).
Contents The sun -- Look, don't touch -- What's that big bright thing made of? -- Fusion : energy hidden in plain sight -- Black holes -- Old gravity and new gravity -- Black holes in relativity -- The lives of stars -- Black hole hunting -- Gravitational waves -- Dark matter-dark energy -- Galactic scale -- What is dark matter? -- All the way out -- Dark energy, antigravity, and Einstein's fudge -- A step back to earth -- Road maps -- Science as it is written -- Glossary.
Summary If scientists can't touch the Sun, how do they know what it's made of? And if we can't see black holes, how can we be confident they exist? Gravitational physicist David Garfinkle and his brother, science fiction writer Richard Garfinkle, tackle these questions and more in Three Steps to the Universe, a tour through some of the most complex phenomena in the cosmos and an accessible exploration of how scientists acquire knowledge about the universe through observation, indirect detection, and theory. The authors begin by inviting readers to step away from the Earth and reconsider our Sun. What.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226283494 (electronic bk.)
0226283496 (electronic bk.)
9780226283463 (cloth)
0226283461 (cloth)
OCLC # 435816379
Additional Format Print version: Garfinkle, David, 1958- Three steps to the universe. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008 9780226283463 0226283461 (DLC) 2008008659 (OCoLC)212627213

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