The Guide to the Galaxy
Written in non-technical language for the amateur astronomer, this guide explores the structure of the galaxy as a whole. Specially created maps locate tourist sites in the galactic journey, such as the blazing Orion nebula, nurseries where young stars are hatched, & deadly pulsars & black holes.
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American astronomer Andromeda Galaxy appears astron Aurigae Beta black hole bright stars brighter brilliant brown dwarfs bubble carbon Cassiopeia catalogue Cepheid companion constellation contains Crab Nebula Cygnus dark cloud degrees Celsius dense disc distance ellipticals emission emit exploded faint galactic centre Galaxy's gamma gas and dust gas clouds gases globular clusters glowing Gould's Belt halo Herschel Hubble hydrogen infrared kilometres per second Large Magellanic Cloud lies light look Loop massive stars measurements Milky million molecular clouds molecules Monoceros neutron star objects observations Observatory optical orbit Orion Arm Orion Nebula outer Perseus Arm photographs planetary nebulae planets Pleiades pulsar radiation radio astronomers radio source radio telescopes radio waves red giant region reveals Sagittarius Arm satellite shape Shapley Solar System space speed spiral arms spiral galaxies star clusters star-birth star-formation star's supernova remnant surrounding Vela wavelengths white dwarf X-ray young stars