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Download E-books The Dark Matter Problem: A Historical Perspective PDF

By Robert H. Sanders

So much astronomers and physicists now think that the problem content material of the Universe is ruled through darkish topic: hypothetical debris which have interaction with basic topic essentially during the strength of gravity. notwithstanding invisible to present direct detection tools, darkish topic can clarify quite a few astronomical observations. This publication describes how this thought has constructed over the last seventy five years, and why it truly is now a critical characteristic of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. present makes an attempt to at once become aware of darkish topic in the neighborhood are mentioned, including the consequences for particle physics. the writer reviews at the sociology of those advancements, demonstrating how and why scientists paintings and have interaction. transformed Newtonian Dynamics (MOND), the prime replacement to this concept, can be offered. This interesting review will curiosity cosmologists, astronomers and particle physicists. arithmetic is saved to a minimal, so the publication could be understood via non-specialists.

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