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Genre/Form: Periodicals: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Scientific American presents. New York: Scientific American, © (OCoLC) Publisher's Summary “Cosmos” comes from a Greek word for an orderly and systematic universe. In this book, we present the most riveting discoveries and mind-bending ideas about our cosmic home, from what we know of the origins of the universe and the cartography of space to the most bizarre phenomena and the search for life. PRESENTS COSMOS MAGNIFICENT Spring Volume 9 Number 1 The first-detected planets around other suns are al-ready overthrowing traditional theories about how solar systems form. Vibrations reverberating through the sun have sketched its complex anatomy. The more that is learned about our neighboring planets and moons, the more hospitable some of them. SOHO Reveals the Secr ets of the Sun Magnificent Cosmos 51 F rom afar, the sun does not look ver y complex. To the casual observer, it is just a smooth, uniform ball of gas. Close inspection, however, shows that the star is in constant turmoil—a fact that fuels many funda-mental mysteries. For instance, scientists do not understand.
92 Scientific American Presents The Expansion Rate and Size of the Universe by Wendy L. Freedman ANDROMEDA GALAXY is a prime example of why calculating the expansion rate of the universe is difficult. Andromeda is million light-years away from Earth, but it . While this book is somewhat dated (), it does give an excellent survey of cosmology and astrophysics up to that date. A lot has happened since then, but seeing as how Scientific American decided to quit on this great series of books, I don't imagine that there will be an update from the, but Joseph Silk has published numerous scholarly works and two popular books that update the topics Reviews: 5. Magnificent Cosmos (Scientific American Presents, Spring ) is available for purchase from Scientific American Once and Future Cosmos (Scientific American Special Edition, Fall Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Scientific American Presents. Volume 9 Number 1 – Magnificent Cosmos – G/VG. $ Scientific American Presents. Volume 9 Number 4 – Exploring Intelligence -- G/VG. $ Scientific American Presents. Spring The Future of Space Exploration – G/VG. $ Scientific American Presents. Summer, The Once and Future Cosmos: Scientific American Special Edition First Edition by Scientific American (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important? ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. 88 Scientific American Presents The Evolution of the Universe In the Russian theorist Alexander A. Friedmann r eal-ized that Einstein’ s universe is unstable; the slightest per turba-tion would cause it to expand or contract. At that time, V esto M. Slipher of Lowell Obser vatory was collecting the ﬁrst evi -. 62 Scientific American Presents Cosmic rays—atomic nuclei trav-eling at nearly the speed of light—inhabit a bizarre, relativisti-cally foreshortened universe be-fore smashing into nuclei of atoms of atmospheric gas high above Earth. A significant fraction of the incoming energy is converted to matter in the form of subatomic.