Review From User :
I am always fascinated when it comes to the cosmos and this book appealed to me as soon as I saw it, needless to say it more than satisfied by expectations. Always looking forward to the newest theories made by science I was eager to contemplate what they had to say. The more we know about the universe the more questions we seem to have. It is no doubt now that the universe is expanding but up until what point seems to be the question, if there was a Big Bang Theory will there some day be the Big Crush, when the universe collapses in on itself...well not for a long time at least. I really enjoyed listening and thinking about this work and will most likely spend time listening to it often.
A groundbreaking guide to the universe and how our latest deep-space discoveries are forcing us to revisit what we know – and what we don’t.
On March 21, 2013, the European Space Agency released a map of the afterglow of the big bang. Taking in 440 sextillion kilometers of space and 13.8 billion years of time, it is physically impossible to make a better map: We will never see the early universe in more detail. On the one hand, such a view is the apotheosis of modern cosmology; on the other, it threatens to undermine almost everything we hold cosmologically sacrosanct. The map contains anomalies that challenge our understanding of the universe. It will force us to revisit what is known and what is unknown, to construct a new model of our universe.
This is the first book to address what will be an epoch-defining scientific paradigm shift. Stuart Clark will ask if Newton’s famous laws of gravity need to be rewritten, if dark matter and dark energy are just celestial phantoms. Can we ever know what happened before the big bang? What’s at the bottom of a black hole? Are there universes beyond our own? Does time exist? Are the once immutable laws of physics changing?