A la poursuite des ondes gravitationnelles - 2e édition
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A la poursuite des ondes gravitationnelles - 2e édition

Nous sommes habitués à observer la lumière des étoiles pour comprendre l’Univers. Ce n’est pourtant pas la radiation la plus présente dans l’Univers mais c’est celle que nous avons d’abord identifiée car nos yeux sont des « détecteurs de lumière ». Or l’Univers est mu par la gravité, non par la lumière. C’est donc la radiation associée, appelée onde gravitationnelle, qui est de première importance pour comprendre le fonctionnement de...

Unified Field Mechanics: Natural Science Beyond the Veil of Spacetime
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Unified Field Mechanics: Natural Science Beyond the Veil of Spacetime

Unified Field Mechanics, the topic of the 9th international symposium honoring noted French mathematical physicist Jean-Pierre Vigier cannot be considered highly speculative as a myopic critic might surmise. The 8th Vigier Symposium proceedings "The Physics of Reality" should in fact be touted as a companion volume because of its dramatic theoretical Field Mechanics in additional dimensionality. Many still consider the Planck-scale z...

Science, Seti, and Mathematics
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Science, Seti, and Mathematics

Mathematics is as much a part of our humanity as music and art. And it is our mathematics that might be understandable, even familiar, to a distant race and might provide the basis for mutual communication. This book discusses, in a conversational way, the role of mathematics in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The author explores the science behind that search, its history, and the many questions associated with it, inc...

The Chemistry of Cosmic Dust
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The Chemistry of Cosmic Dust

It has been firmly established over the last quarter century that cosmic dust plays important roles in astrochemistry. The consequences of these roles affect the formation of planets, stars and even galaxies. Cosmic dust has been a controversial topic but there is now a considerable measure of agreement as to its nature and roles in astronomy, and its initiation of astrobiology. The subject has stimulated an enormous research effort,...

Hubble 25: A Quarter-Century of Discovery with the Hubble Space Telescope
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Hubble 25: A Quarter-Century of Discovery with the Hubble Space Telescope

Wow! As a keen amateur astronomer Hubble has been the highlight in all the technological advances in my lifetime. When I started studying astronomy Pluto was just a blur, but now we can see more than 13B years in the past to some of the earliest formed galaxies in the universe. The images, especially for me of deep field are mind blowing. Thank you Nasa for this beautifully illustrated book.

Review of NASA's Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health
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Review of NASA's Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health

As part of its ongoing commitment to the nation's space program, NASA's medical leadership asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to review specific aspects of the scientific basis, policies, and procedures associated with the Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health (LSAH). NASA created the LSAH in 1992 to address a variety of issues, including both the health of astronauts during space flight and the longer-term health issues that mig...

Red Cosmos: K. E. Tsiolkovskii, Grandfather of Soviet Rocketry
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Red Cosmos: K. E. Tsiolkovskii, Grandfather of Soviet Rocketry

"James Andrews's short, readable biography draws on rich Russian archives to retell the Tsiolkovskii story in its fascinating complexity. . . This biography is a welcome addition to the history of Soviet rocketry. Students of the history of astronautics and Russian and Soviet technology would find here a penetrating analysis of one of the main forerunners of modern rocketry." - Slava Gerovitch, Technology and Culture

Inside the Black Vault: The Government's UFO Secrets Revealed
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Inside the Black Vault: The Government's UFO Secrets Revealed

One thing I like about this author, whether listening to him on a program, reading his books, or browsing his website, is the fact that he calls ball and strikes. "Inside The Black Vault: The Government's UFO Secrets Revealed" doesn't disappoint. John showcases some of his hard work with a point of view that is refreshing, and what the field needs at this time. It will remain within my reach as I do research.