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The On Being Project

Mario Livio

Mysteries of an Expanding Universe

The Hubble Space Telescope, which turns 25 this year, has brought the beauty of the cosmos into our lives. Mario Livio works with discoveries it makes possible, studying things like dark energy, extrasolar planets, and white dwarf stars. He's fascinated with the enduring mystery of mathematics, the language of science. He describes the cosmic puzzles that accompany our greatest scientific advances.
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    Mario Livio

    is a senior astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute. His books include: Is God a Mathematician? and Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein — Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe.