Extreme Cosmos by Bryan Gaensler
A Guided Tour of the Fastest, Brightest, Hottest, Heaviest,Oldest, and Most Amazing Aspects of Our Universe

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A top astronomer explores the universe through the lens of its most jaw-dropping extremes. 

The universe is all about extremes, and in this engaging and thought-provoking book, astronomer Bryan Gaensler gives a whirlwind tour of the galaxies, with an emphasis on its fastest, hottest, heaviest, brightest, oldest, densest, and even loudest elements. From supernova explosions a billion times brighter than the sun to an asteroid the size of a beach ball, Extreme Cosmos offers a fascinating, fresh, and informed perspective of the remarkable richness of the universe, and the incredible physics that modern astronomy has revealed.


About Bryan Gaensler

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Bryan Gaensler, Ph.D., is an astronomer and a professor of physics at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy. His work has appeared in numerous scientific journals, as well as in the New York Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, and elsewhere.
Published July 3, 2012 by Perigee Books. 251 pages
Genres: Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Over the past decade, astronomers announced that there are likely 300 sextillion stars in the observable universe.

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In those chapters, though, he goes beyond simply identifying the biggest and smallest, or hottest and coldest, objects, explaining why and how they’ve reached those extremes and what they mean for our broader understanding of the universe.

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