The 4-percent universe: [dark matter, dark energy, and the race to riscover the rest of reality]

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Blackstone Audio, Inc.,
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p2011.
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A handful of scientists have been racing to explain the fact that only four percent of the universe consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our things, and every star and planet. The rest is unknown. Here, Richard Panek brings this mystery to life.
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full_title 4 percent universe dark matter dark energy and the race to riscover the rest of reality
author panek richard
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display_description Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only four percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every star and planet. The rest is completely unknown. Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of the quest to find this "dark" matter and an even more bizarre substance called "dark energy." This is perhaps the greatest mystery in all of science, and solving it will bring fame, funding, and certainly a Nobel Prize. Based on in-depth reporting and interviews with the major players-from Berkeley's feisty, excitable Saul Perlmutter and Harvard's witty but exacting Robert Kirshner to the doyenne of astronomy, Vera Rubin-the book offers an intimate portrait of the bitter rivalries and fruitful collaborations, the eureka moments and blind alleys, that have fueled their search, redefined science, and reinvented the universe. The stakes couldn't be higher. Our view of the cosmos is profoundly wrong, and Copernicus was only the beginning: not just Earth, but all common matter is a marginal part of existence. Panek's fast-paced narrative, filled with original reporting and behind-the-scenes details, brings this epic story to life for the very first time.
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subject_facet Astrophysics, Audiobooks, Compact discs -- Fiction, Cosmology, Physics
title_display The 4-percent universe :
title_full The 4-percent universe : [dark matter, dark energy, and the race to riscover the rest of reality] [electronic resource] Panek, Richard., The 4-percent universe [compact disc] : [dark matter, dark energy, and the race to riscover the rest of reality] / by Richard Panek
title_short The 4-percent universe :
title_sub [dark matter, dark energy, and the race to riscover the rest of reality]
topic_facet Astrophysics, Compact discs, Cosmology, Physics