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Weintraub, David A. (David Andrew), 1958-
How old is the universe? / David A. Weintraub
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QB501 .W45 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Solar system -- Age
Earth -- Age
Subject(s) Cosmology
Subject Universe
Physical Description 370 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes index
Contents The age of objects in our solar system. 4004 BCE -- Moon rocks and meteorites -- Defying gravity -- The ages of the oldest stars. Stepping out -- Distances and light -- All stars are not the same -- Giant and dwarf stars -- Reading a Hertzsprung-Russell (H-R) diagram -- Mass -- Star clusters -- Mass matters -- White dwarfs and the age of the universe -- Ages of globular clusters and the age of the universe -- The age of the universe. Cepheids -- An irregular system of globular clusters -- The Milky Way demoted -- The trouble with gravity -- The expanding universe -- The Hubble age of the universe -- The accelerating universe -- Dark matter -- Exotic dark matter -- Hot stuff -- Two kinds of trouble -- The WMAP map of the CMB and the age of the universe -- A consistent answer
Summary Tells the incredible story of how astronomers solved one of the most compelling mysteries in science and, along the way, introduces readers to fundamental concepts and cutting-edge advances in modern astronomy.--From publisher description

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