By Lisa Randall
In this remarkable exploration of our cosmic surroundings, the well known particle physicist and New York Times bestselling writer of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven’s Door uses her learn into darkish subject to light up the startling connections among the furthest reaches of house and lifestyles right here on Earth.
Sixty-six million years in the past, an item the dimensions of a urban descended from area to crash into Earth, making a devastating cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs, in addition to three-quarters of the opposite species in the world. What was once its foundation? In Dark subject and the Dinosaurs, Lisa Randall proposes it was once a comet that used to be dislodged from its orbit because the sun process gone through a disk of darkish subject embedded within the Milky manner. In a feeling, it could were darkish subject that killed the dinosaurs.
Working during the heritage and outcomes of this notion, Randall stocks with us the most recent findings—established and speculative—regarding the character and function of darkish subject and the starting place of the Universe, our galaxy, our sun approach, and lifestyles, in addition to the method during which scientists discover new ideas. In Dark subject and the Dinosaurs, Randall tells a panoramic tale that weaves jointly the cosmos’ heritage and our personal, illuminating the deep relationships which are serious to our global and the wonderful attractiveness inherent within the so much commonly used things.
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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe by Lisa Randall