Space: From Earth to the Edge of the Universe

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Penguin, Oct 4, 2010 - Science - 360 pages
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Featuring a wealth of incredible astronomical photographs, Space takes us on an imaginary journey that starts from a launchpad on Earth. From there, we go in toward the center of our Solar System to see the inner planets and the Sun. We then fly outward, past the outer planets and on to the fringes of the Solar System. After a brief pause to look back toward Earth, we pass into interstellar space to look at some of the trillion stars that make up the Milky Way. Moving further, we see other galaxies, some of them the scenes of extremely violent activity as material at their centers spirals into black holes. Finally, we look at the very edges of the visible Universe and in doing so look back to a time soon after the Big Bang.

The pictures taken of objects at these great distances tell us about how the Universe formed and how it might end. All the phenomena encountered throughout this journey are explained in amazing detail, resulting in an encyclopedic account of the Universe and our exploration of it.

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This book is an informative and illustratively detailed resource. It is a great book for anyone to read. I have enjoyed it a lot.

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Scott has been an astronomer for more than 20 years. She has served as Curator of Astronomy and Head of observatory for the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, England.

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