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  • ISBN: 9780300083460
  • ISBN10: 0300083467

The Birth of Time How Astronomers Measured the Age of the Universe

by John Gribbin

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/2000
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How old is the universe? This engrossing book recounts how scientists have achieved the definitive answer to one of the great scientific mysteries of our time. Research astronomer John Gribbin tells the story of the struggle to determine the age of the universe and offers an insider's view of the thrilling breakthrough of the 1990s, when Hubble Space Telescope data revealed that the universe is between 13 and 16 billion years old -- older by at least one billion years than the oldest stars.
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