From the discovery of entirely new kinds of galaxies to a window into cosmic ‘prehistory’, Bothwell shows us the Universe as we’ve never seen it before – literally.
Since the dawn of our species, people all over the worldÂ have gazed inÂ awe at the night sky.Â But for all the beauty and wonder of theÂ stars, when we look with just our eyes we are seeing and appreciating only a tiny fraction of the Universe. What does the cosmos have in store for us beyond the phenomena we canÂ see, from black holes to supernovas? How different does the invisible Universe look from the home we thought we knew? Dr Matt Bothwell takes us on a journeyÂ through the full spectrum of light and beyond, revealing what we have learned about the mysteries of the Universe.
ThisÂ book is a guide to the ninety-nine per cent of cosmic reality we can’t see -Â the Universe that is hidden, right in front of our eyes.Â It is also the endpointÂ of a scientific detective story thousands of years in the telling. It is a tourÂ through our Invisible Universe.