The Best-Ever Book of Astronomy

The Best-Ever Book of Astronomy

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Frozen planets, explosive stars and holes in space - the universe contains an amazing mix of objects, from the smallest particles to the largest galaxies. This book sheds light on the mysteries of the universe, aiming to inspire a new generation of skywatchers. Learn all about astronomy, from the observations of ancient civilizations and the breakthroughs made by famous astronomers, to the latest space telescopes and probes. Find out about the objects you can see yourself in the night sky, and see amazing images of the universe from huge telescopes. Discover what makes up our solar system, look at the millions of stars that lie behind it, and imagine what happens when two galaxies collide in space.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 245 x 311mm | 691g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations and photographs, glossary, index
  • 0753408244
  • 9780753408247

Table of contents

Looking up at the universe: view from earth; the earliest astronomers; the centre of the universe; looking closer; astronomer at work; tools ofthe trade; observatory Earth; invisible universe; space explorers (space telescopes). The solar system: the sun; Earth; Earth's moon; rock worlds (Mercury and Pluto); near neighbours (Venus and Mars); spacerocks; the King (Jupiter); ringed worlds (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; planetary moons; ice kingdoms (comets). The realm of the stars: seeing stars; giants and dwarfs; explosive finish; star cities; life; from beginning to end (Big Bang and questions about the future).show more