Olbers' paradox states that given the Universe is unbounded, governed by the standard laws of physics, and populated by light sources, the night sky should be ablaze with light. Obviously this is not so. However, the paradox does not lie in nature but in our understanding of physics. A Universe with a finite age, such as follows from big-bang theor

chapter Chapter 1|15 pages

The dark night sky

chapter Chapter 2|25 pages

The modern resolution and energy

chapter Chapter 3|25 pages

The modern resolution and spectra

chapter Chapter 4|24 pages

The dark matter

chapter Chapter 5|23 pages

The vacuum

chapter Chapter 6|14 pages


chapter Chapter 7|19 pages


chapter Chapter 8|24 pages

Supersymmetric weakly interacting particles

chapter Chapter 9|22 pages

Black holes

chapter Chapter 10|4 pages