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Is There Life On Mars? By Stuart Clark

Is There Life On Mars? by Stuart Clark

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Answers to the 20 biggest questions about cosmology, astronomy and the wonders of the universe.

Is There Life On Mars? Summary

Is There Life On Mars?: The 20 Big Universe Questions by Stuart Clark

Is There Life On Mars? will help you start to answer 20 of the most perplexing and fascinating questions about the universe, such as: Why do the planets stay in orbit? Was Einstein right? What is Dark Matter? Are we made from Stardust? Is there cosmological evidence for God? Distilling the wisdom and research of scientists operating at the cutting edge of their field, Stuart Clark's book is a stimulating and challenging guide to the wonders of the universe.

About Stuart Clark

Journalist, award-winning author and broadcaster, Stuart Clark has devoted his career to presenting the complex and dynamic world of astronomy to the general public. Stuart holds a first-class honours degree and a phd in astrophysics. A Visiting Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, he is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a former Vice Chair of the Association of British Science Writers. Stuart is a regular contributor to national and international radio and television programme. He frequently lectures throughout the UK and, increasingly, throughout the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction. What is the Universe? - The human quest to know what's out there. How big is the Universe? - The cosmological distance ladder. How old is the Universe? - Cosmology's age crisis. What are stars made from? - The cosmic recipe. How did the Earth form? - The birth of the planet we call home. Why do the planets stay in orbit? - And why the Moon doesn't fall down. Was Einstein right? - Gravitational force versus space-time warp. What is a Black Hole? - Gobbling monsters, evaporating pin pricks and balls of string. How did the Universe form? - Picturing the Big Bang. What were the first celestial objects? - The beginnings of the Universe as we know it. What is Dark Matter? - The debate about what holds the Universe together. What is Dark Energy? - The most mysterious substance in the Universe. Are we made from stardust? - The mystery of how life emerged. Is there life on Mars? - The chances of finding we have neighbours. Are there other intelligent beings? - Is anyone out there? Can we travel through time and space? - The possibility of warp drives and time travel. Can the laws of physics change? - Physics beyond Einstein. Are there alternative universes? - Schrodinger's cat and the implications for us all. What will be the fate of the Universe? - Big crunch, slow heat death or big rip. Is there cosmological evidence for God? - The apparent fine-tuning of the Universe for human life. Glossary. Index.

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GOR010573868
9781782069478
178206947X
Is There Life On Mars?: The 20 Big Universe Questions by Stuart Clark
Used - Like New
Paperback
Quercus Publishing
2014-07-31
320
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