Dark matter and the dinosaurs : the astounding interconnectedness of the universe

Dark matter and the dinosaurs : the astounding interconnectedness of the universe

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Bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven's Door and one of today's most influential and highly cited theo-retical physicists, Professor Lisa Randall once again effortlessly delivers fascinating science to the general reader. Weaving together the cosmos' his-tory and our own in an expanding intellectual adventure story, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs takes us from the mysteries of dark matter and our cosmic environment to the conditions for life on Earth. Sixty-six million years ago, an object the size of a city descended from space to crash into Earth, creating a cata-clysm that killed off the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. What was its origin? Randall proposes it was a comet that was dislodged from its orbit as the Solar System passed through a disk of dark matter that is embedded in the plane of the Milky Way. Her research challenges the usual assumptions about the simple nature of dark matter and demonstrates how scientists formulate and establish new ideas. In a sense, it might have been dark matter that killed the dinosaurs.


Productspecificaties

Categorie
SISO
552.2 - Ontstaan en evolutie van het heelal
Onderwerp / PIM
Leeftijdsgroep
Moeilijkheidsgraad
Materiaalsoort
ISBN
9780062328472
Taal
Editie / Druk
First edition
Jaar van uitgave
2015
Uitvoering boek
Aantal pagina's
XV, 412 pagina's
Hoogte
236
Breedte
160
Aantal banden
1
Bestelnummer
2016231651