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 ***