The Red Limit

The Search for the Edge of the Universe
Author(s): Timothy Ferris
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2009
Product Number: EB00242391
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061856549
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For centuries, it was assumed that our universe was static. In the late 1920s, astronomers defeated this assumption with a startling new discovery. From Earth, the light of distant galaxies appeared to be red, meaning that those galaxies were receding from us. This led to the revolutionary realization that the universe is expanding. The Red Limit is the tale of this discovery, its ramifications, and the passionately competitive astronomers who charted the past, present, and future of the cosmos.

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