The Day We Found the Universe by Marcia Bartusiak

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The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe.
 
On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed. Hubble’s proclamation sent shock waves through the scientific community. Six years later, in a series of meetings at Mount Wilson Observatory, Hubble and others convinced Albert Einstein that the Universe was not static but in fact expanding. Here Marcia Bartusiak reveals the key players, battles of will, clever insights, incredible technology, ground-breaking research, and wrong turns made by the early investigators of the heavens as they raced to uncover what many consider one of most significant discoveries in scientific history.


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About Marcia Bartusiak

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Marcia Bartusiak, a former MIT Knight Fellow, is the author of two previous books, "Thursday's Universe" and "Through a Universe Darkly," both of which were named Notable Books by the "New York Times," The first woman to receive the presitigious Science Writing Award from the American Institute of Physics, she has also taught science journalism at Boston University.
 
Published April 7, 2009 by Vintage. 368 pages
Genres: Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Bartusiak (Science Writing/MIT; Archives of the Universe, 2004, etc.) chronicles one of the greatest astronomical discoveries of the modern age, paying close attention to all the scientists who made it possible.

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The real nature of the universe: stars are receding into distant space at enormous speeds.

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At the start of the 20th century, it was thought that the sun was in the center of our galaxy, The Milky Way and that The Milky Way was the only galaxy.

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