The Future of the Universe (Astronomers' Universe)

By A.J. Meadows

Many books were written in regards to the gigantic Bang and the way the universe grew to become how it is this day. yet what in regards to the way forward for the universe? what's going to ensue to the Earth and sun approach? What approximately our galaxy? certainly, how lengthy will the universe as we realize it live on? the way forward for the Universe takes the reader on a trip via house and time, starting with an extended examine the Earth and sun method, voyaging to the outermost galaxies, and completing with speculations in regards to the existence and destiny of the total universe.

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