Voyage to the Great Attractor: Exploring Intergalactic Space

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Vintage Books, 1995 - Science - 355 pages
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In 1987, astronomer Alan Dressler made the electrifying announcement that much of the cosmos is being drawn down toward a massive stellar body comprising thousands of galaxies. In this lucid and intellectually suspenseful book, he tells how he and his colleagues ("the Seven Samurai") discovered this Great Attractor, whose make-up may answer fundamental questions about the origins of the universe. 23 photos.

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A rare treat: cutting-edge science combined with a perceptive portrait of the people who perform it. Dressler (Astronomy/Carnegie Institution) was one of a team that set out to perform a survey of ... Read full review

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"What does an astronomer do?" Offering a thorough and engaging answer to this down-to-earth question, Dressler, an astronomer with the Carnegie Institution in Pasadena, California, assigns himself the ... Read full review

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