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A Guided Tour of the Fastest, Brightest Hottest, heaviest, Oldest, and Most Amazing Aspects of Our Universe

A top astronomer explores the universe through the lens of its most jaw-dropping extremes.

The universe is all about extremes, and in this engaging and thought-provoking book, astronomer Bryan Gaensler gives a whirlwind tour of the galaxies, with an emphasis on its fastest, hottest, heaviest, brightest, oldest, densest, and even loudest elements. From supernova explosions a billion times brighter than the sun to an asteroid the size of a beach ball, Extreme Cosmos offers a fascinating, fresh, and informed perspective of the remarkable richness of the universe, and the incredible physics that modern astronomy has revealed.

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  • Published : 03/07/2012
  • ISBN : 9780399537516
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : TarcherPerigee
  • Size (mm): 140 x 210
  • Category: Popular Science
  • Pages : 256
  • Edition :