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What We Don't Know About The Universe


"We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe," by Daniel Whiteson and Jorge Cham. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

"We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe," by Daniel Whiteson and Jorge Cham. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The questions scientists have about the universe far outnumber the answers, and there’s a lot we don’t know about things like gravity, particle physics and dark matter.

Physicist Daniel Whiteson and cartoonist Jorge Cham explore all that we don’t know — and explain why we don’t know it — in their new book “We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe.”

Whiteson (@DanielWhiteson) joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to talk about the book, which features infographics, cartoons and clear explanations of some very complex ideas.

Book Excerpt: ‘We Have No Idea’

By Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson

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Excerpted from the book WE HAVE NO IDEA by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson. Copyright © 2017 by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson. Republished with permission of Riverhead Books.

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