The Universe and how to See it: A Practical Guide to Viewing and Understanding the Night Sky
Gorgeous photographs and comprehensive text combine to provide a fascinating foray into the science behind celestial phenomena, revealing the secrets of how the cosmos work; simplifying planetary geology, the life cycles of the stars, and the wonders of the Milky Way; and delving into to myths, folklore, and beliefs behind the constellations.
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Stars and the galaxy
Plotting the lives of stars
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