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Time for the Stars: Astronomy in the 1990s Alan Lightman

Time for the Stars: Astronomy in the 1990s

Alan Lightman

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ISBN : 9780446670241
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148 pages
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Now, Alan Lightman, the author of the brilliantly original bestselling novel Einsteins Dreams, presents the real-life drama of astronomy, a journey far into the stars that outpaces any fiction for adventure and excitement. Unsurpassed in itsMoreNow, Alan Lightman, the author of the brilliantly original bestselling novel Einsteins Dreams, presents the real-life drama of astronomy, a journey far into the stars that outpaces any fiction for adventure and excitement. Unsurpassed in its authoritativeness, TIME FOR THE STARS is based on the report of the National Academy of Sciences Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee, for whose science panel Alan Lightman served as chair. Here is a book that will introduce you to cosmic puzzles about people and planets stars and galaxies, and the beginnings and the ends of the universe. How do we know whats inside the sun? What are the prospects of finding other solar systems -- and extraterrestrial life -- in coming years? What was the universe like ten billion years ago? Will it keep on expanding forever?Here are the latest advances in technology that have rocketed us to dazzling new frontiers. They may catch you off guard. But they will leave you fixed in wonder.