EINSTEIN'S TELESCOPE:

THE HUNT FOR DARK MATTER AND DARK ENERGY IN THE UNIVERSE

W.W. Norton 2009

Einstein's Telescope describes a radical new technique known as gravitational lensing that allows scientists to use space itself as a telescope. The warps and dimples in Einstein's audacious description of space and time act as giant "cosmic lenses" that allow us to see the invisible. 
With Einstein's Telescope we can:

  • find planets around other stars

  • magnify distant galaxies into view

  • map out the filaments of dark matter that wind throughout the Universe

  • trace the imprint of dark energy on our expanding and evolving cosmos


We may finally be able to answer the ancient question: 
       What is the Universe Made of? 

-- an answer that will almost certainly lead us to the next great revolution in our understanding of the cosmos.

*** Library Journal -- Best Astronomy Book 2009 *** 

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