300 Astronomical Objects: A Visual Reference to the Universe

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Firefly Books, Aug 15, 2006 - Nature - 528 pages
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A handy and comprehensive reference to the 300 most interesting celestial objects.

This book provides a tour through the galaxy, from its solar core to its outer limits, with all the highlights and the very latest data about the universe.

Convenient data sidebars with each entry provide facts and figures on every object- including mass, magnitude, density, radius, rotation period, and surface and core temperatures. An annotated cross-section of the object enhances this information, and a full-page photograph brings the object to life.

Additional spreads bring together and explain related objects or phenomena. For example, the corresponding pages for the sun include solar power, sunspots and solar flares. Others examples include:

  • Mercury: Mercury's surface
  • The asteroid belt: Eros 433
  • Jupiter's moons: 10, Europa, Callista
  • Uranus: Uranus' rings, Ariel and Titania
  • Outer belts and comets: Halley's comet; Deep Impact
  • Space telescopes: International Space Station.

300 Astronomical Objects is a handy reference for the amateur astronomer.

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

I liked this book, believe it or not. It gave a lot of information, but it wasn't boring at all. Read full review

Huge book with lots of pictures!

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This was a gift for my 10 year old grandson. He is a very bright kid, and really loved the book, "because it's for grownups, grampa". ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
THE SOLAR
16
MERCURY
34
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Jamie Wilkins has a degree in astrophysics from Cambridge University. Robert Dunn has a degree in natural sciences, specializing in physics, from Cambridge University, where he is a researcher at the Institute of Astronomy.

Jamie Wilkins has a degree in astrophysics from Cambridge University.

Robert Dunn has a degree in natural sciences, specializing in physics, from Cambridge University, where he is a researcher at the Institute of Astronomy.

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