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Imagining the Tenth Dimension wiseGEEK: clear answers for common questions Cosmology Books and Links Note: Except for the removal of dead links, this site has not really been updated since the author retired in 2009. Some Good Books The Once and Future Cosmos (Scientific American, 2002). A reprint of the Sept. 2002 issue of Scientific American . Adams, Fred & Greg Laughlin, The Five Ages of the Universe (Free Press, Simon & Schuster, 1999). Croswell, Ken, The Universe at Midnight: Observations Illuminating the Cosmos ( Free Press, 2001). Duncan, Todd & Craig Tyler, Your Cosmic Context (Pearson Addison Wesley, San Francisco, 2009). Ferris, Timothy, The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report (Simon & Schuster, New York, 1997). Freeman, Ken & Geoff McNamara, In Search of Dark Matter (Springer/Praxis, 2006). Freedman, W.L., ed., Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series, Vol. 2: Measuring and Modeling the Universe (Cambridge Univ. Goldsmith, Donald, Einstein‘s Greatest Blunder? Greene, Brian, The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality (Knopf, NY, 2004).

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astrobites | the astro-ph reader's digest Marxists Internet Archive Orders of magnitude (radiation) The following table includes some dosages for comparison purposes, using millisieverts (mSv) (one thousandth of a sievert). The concept of radiation hormesis is relevant to this table – radiation hormesis is a hypothesis stating that the effects of a given acute dose may differ from the effects of an equal fractionated dose. Thus 100 mSv is considered twice in the table below – once as received over a 5-year period, and once as an acute dose, received over a short period of time, with differing predicted effects. The table describes doses and their official limits, rather than effects. Comparison of Radiation Doses - includes the amount detected on the trip from Earth to Mars by the RAD on the MSL (2011 - 2013).[16][17][18][19]

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