Автор: Ken Freeman, Geof McNamara
Название: In Search of Dark Matter
Издательство: Praxis Publishing
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Although science teachers often tell their students that the periodic table of the elements shows what the Universe is made of, this is not true. We now know that most of the Universe - about 96% of it - is made of dark material that defies brief description, and certainly is not represented by Mendeleev's periodic table. This unseen 'dark matter' is the subject of this book. While it is true that the nature of this dark matter is largely irrelevant in day-to-day living, it really should be included in the main-stream science curricula. Science is supposed to be about truth and the nature of the Universe, and yet we still teach our children that the Universe is made up of a hundred or so elements and nothing more.