Space Atlas

Space Atlas

Mapping the Universe and Beyond

Book - 2019
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In this guided tour of our planetary neighborhood, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and beyond, detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions partner with clear, authoritative scientific information. Starting with the sun and moving outward into space, acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil illuminates each planet, the most important moons, significant asteroids, and other objects in our solar system. Looking beyond, he explains what we know about the Milky Way and other galaxies--and how we know it, with clear explanations of the basics of astrophysics, including dark matter and gravitational waves. For this new edition, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his moonwalk, astronaut and American hero Buzz Aldrin offers a new special section on Earth's moon and its essential role in space exploration past and future.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic,, [2019]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781426219696
1426219695
Branch Call Number: 520.22 Trefil 2019
Characteristics: 351 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Aldrin, Buzz

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