book tells the story of our universe and how humanity fits into the
grand cosmic scheme.
Einstein said: "The most incomprehensible thing about our universe is
that it is comprehensible." We humans claim to understand what lies
beyond the most distant stars, what happened billions of years ago, and
what will happen in the remote future.
We will explore the most important things that science has discovered
about our universe Then we will examine the remarkable way in which
humanity fits into the grand scheme of existence.
Some of the topics covered are:
- What is "Our
- How Large, How Old ?
- How Much Does Our
Universe Contain ?
- What is Everything
Made Of ?
- What Are We Made Of ?
- Where Are We ?
- Why Earth is Special
is an image of the colliding Mice Galaxies,
named for their long tails. Galactic collisions often cast billions of
stars out into the vast black beyond, throw billions of stars into
black holes, and initiate frenzies of new star formation that later
produce bursts of supernovae.