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Unlocking the Universe. everything you need to travel through space and time. By Stephen & Lucy Hawking.

May 1, 2020 Comments off

unlockingUnlocking the Universe. everything you need to travel through space and time. By Stephen & Lucy Hawking. Pub. PenguinRandom House, 2020. Imprint Puffin.

This is the most mind blowing non fiction work I have ever read. It took me over 2 months to finish as it contains information and concepts that my brain could only handle in small doses. I needed to know everything in this book before I shed this mortal coil but I needed to understand it first. I am not sure I have but this is what I learned.

Einsteins theory of relativity predicts that our expanding Universe must have had  a beginning about 13.8 billion years ago known as the Big Bang. Since then scientists have conjectured that there are multi universes.

I always thought that everything is made of atoms but not so. Apparantly only 5% of the Universe is made from atoms and that includes all the 94 naturally occuring elements and the 24 man made elements. The rest of the Universe consists of 27% Dark matter that is not made from atoms as proven by the Large Hadron Collider and a staggering 68% of dark energy which is still a mystery.

How our own Milky Way Galaxy and the Solar System was formed plus a profile of all the Planets and other bodies makes fascinating reading and good advice “don’t fly to close to a Black Hole”.

How global warming has occurred and what the future of the planet may look like are excellent additions at the end of the book.

This book is easy to read with small amounts of beautifully illustrated  concepts by highly qualified scientists. High school students of a scientific bent could read it as could young adults.

I read it because i needed to know. You will love it too. give it a crack.