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Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution

by Tyson, Neil deGrasse.

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Table of Contents:
  • Preface : A meditation on the origins of science and the science of origins
  • Overture : The greatest story ever told
  • pt. 1. The origin of the universe. In the beginning
  • Antimatter matters
  • Let there be light
  • Let there be dark
  • Let there be more dark
  • One universe or many?
  • pt. 2. The origin of galaxies and cosmic structure. Discovering galaxies
  • The origin of structure
  • pt. 3. The origin of the stars. Dust to dust
  • The elemental zoo
  • pt. 4. The origin of planets. When worlds were young
  • Between the planets
  • Worlds unnumbered : planets beyond the solar system
  • pt. 5. The origin of life. Life in the universe
  • The origin of life on Earth
  • Searching for life in the solar system
  • Searching for life in the Milky Way galaxy
  • Coda : The search for ourselves in the cosmos.
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