The fifth essence: the search for dark matter in the universe

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Basic Books, 1989 - Science - 342 pages
More than 2,000 years ago, Aristotle proposed adding a new substance to the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water--quintessence. Here, there is overwhelming evidence that more than 90 percent of the universe is made up of a mysterious form of matter. Illustrated.

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Through various observational findings and theoretical studies, astronomers and physicists engaged in cosmological research have been persuaded that most of the mass in the universe is embedded in ... Read full review

Contents

Making Something Out of Nothing
3
Filling the Void
23
PART II
43
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Lawrence M. Krauss is the bestselling author of "The Physics of Star Trek", among others. He received his Ph.D. in physics from MIT & now chairs the Department of Physics at Case Western Reserve University.

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