• Book

    • The Universe Like You’ve Never Seen It Before
      • Overview
      • About the author
    • Gabriele Ghisellini     

      The Universe Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

      New Astronomies

      • Overview
      • About the author


      This is a guide to the exploration of the heavens and to the discoveries made thanks to powerful new telescopes, which have revealed a universe very different from the one we were used to.

      For thousands of years, astronomy relied on the human eye to observe the sky. But the stars do not just emit visible light: they also produce and radiate other types of light, from radio waves to gamma rays.

      Here, the author shows us a much more energetic, violent, variable and unpredictable cosmos, where neutron stars pack more mass than the Sun into a 10-km-radius sphere. He explains how infrared rays can be used to observe the birth of a star and the formation of a planet.

      About the author

      Gabriele Ghisellini is Head of Research at the National Institute of Astrophysics at the Brera Astronomical Observatory. He works on black holes and high-energy radiation (X-rays and gamma rays) emitted by cosmic jets. He is the author of more than 450 refereed publications in international journals. In 2005 he was appointed Commendatore per meriti scientifici by former President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. His publications with Hoepli also include Astrofisica per curiosi (2019) and E luce fu (2021).

  • Book formats

    • Binding: Paperback
      Size: 14 x 21
      Print: Black and white
      Pages: 192
      ISBN: 9788836014378
      Price: € 18,00

    Digital formats

    • epub
      ISBN: 9788836014385
      Price: € 14,99
    • Platform: Amazon
      ISBN: 9788836014385