In this final chapter, we pool all the resources previously developed to probe back to the earliest times in the existence of the universe, the Galaxy and the solar system. In this quest, we hope to clarify the origin of the chemical elements, identify processes that led to the formation of galaxies and stars, and come to an understanding of the factors that played a role in the formation of the earth and planets. To this end, we start with an investigation of what might be learned from an analysis of the background radiation reaching us from the most distant parts of the universe.
KeywordsDark Matter Background Radiation Speed Ofsound Solar Nebula Carbonaceous Chondrite
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