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Description - The Very First Light by John Boslough

In the early 1990s, a NASA-led team of scientists changed the way we view the universe. With the COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer) project, they showed that the microwave radiation that fills the universe must have come from the Big Bang-effectively proving the Big Bang theory beyond any doubt. It was one of the greatest scientific findings of our generation, perhaps of all time. In The Very First Light, John Mather, one of COBEs leaders, and science writer John Boslough tell the story of how it was achieved. A gripping tale of big money, bigger egos, tense politics, and cutting-edge engineering, The Very First Light offers a rare insiders account of the world of big science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465005291
ISBN-10: 0465005292
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Boslough

John C. Mather, Ph.D., is a Senior Astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology labouratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight centre. He won the Nobel Prize in 2006. He is a member of the Astrophysics Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Committee and of the Standing Review Board for the Kepler project. He lives in Maryland. John Boslough received honours in the history of science from Princeton University and has written widely on science for National Geographic and other publications. His previous books include Stephen HawKing's Universe and Masters of Time, co-authored by Wendy W. Cortesi. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.