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The Birth of Time: How Astronomers Measured the Age of the Universe (Yale Nota Bene)

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The age of the universe has been one of the great scientific mysteries of our time. This engrossing book tells the story of how the mystery was recently solved. Written by a brilliant science writer who was involved, as a research astronomer, in the final breakthrough, the book provides details of the ongoing controversies among scientists as they groped their way to the truth-that the universe is between 13 and 16 billion years old, older by at least one billion years than the star systems it contains.In clear, engaging language, Gribbin takes us through the history of cosmological discoveries, focusing in particular on the seventy years since the Big Bang model of the origin of the universe. He explains how conflicting views of the age of the universe and stars converged in the 1990s because scientists (including Gribbin) were able to use data from the Hubble Space Telescope that measured distances across the universe.

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Recent breakthroughs in measuring the age of the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope are the subject of this book, written by a science writer who was a research astronomer involved in the discoveries. Illustrations.

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ISBN:
9780300089141
Author:
Gribbin, John R.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Gribbin, John
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Time
Subject:
Cosmochronology
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Nota Bene
Series Volume:
106-671
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 b/w illus.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.45 lb

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