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By Rhodri Evans

Rhodri Evans tells the tale of what we all know concerning the universe, from Jacobus Kapteyn’s Island universe on the flip of the 20 th Century, and the invention through Hubble that the nebulae have been exterior to our personal galaxy, via Gamow’s early paintings at the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and its next discovery via Penzias and Wilson, to fashionable day satellite-lead CMB learn. examine effects from the ground-based experiments DASI, BOOMERANG, and satellite tv for pc missions COBE, WMAP and Planck are defined and interpreted to teach how our present photograph of the universe used to be arrived at, and the writer appears to be like on the way forward for CMB learn and what we nonetheless have to learn.
This account is enlivened through Dr Rhodri Evans' own connections to the characters and areas within the tale.

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