The Day We Found the Universe

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Vintage Books, 2010 - Science - 337 pages
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The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe.
 
On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed. Hubble's proclamation sent shock waves through the scientific community. Six years later, in a series of meetings at Mount Wilson Observatory, Hubble and others convinced Albert Einstein that the Universe was not static but in fact expanding. Here Marcia Bartusiak reveals the key players, battles of will, clever insights, incredible technology, ground-breaking research, and wrong turns made by the early investigators of the heavens as they raced to uncover what many consider one of most significant discoveries in scientific history.
 

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The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe. On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble ... Read full review

THE DAY WE FOUND THE UNIVERSE

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Bartusiak (Science Writing/MIT; Archives of the Universe, 2004, etc.) chronicles one of the greatest astronomical discoveries of the modern age, paying close attention to all the scientists who made ... Read full review

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Marcia Bartusiak is an award-winning author whose previous books include Through a Universe Darkly, Thursday s Universe, Einstein s Unfinished Symphony, and Archives of the Universe. Her work has appeared in such publications as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discover, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. She teaches at MIT and lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

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