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Space Atlas, Second Edition : Mapping the Universe and Beyond - James Trefil

Space Atlas, Second Edition

Mapping the Universe and Beyond

Hardcover Published: 29th November 2018
ISBN: 9781426219696
Number Of Pages: 352

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Space Atlas combines updated maps, lavish photographs, and elegant illustrations to chart the solar system, the universe, and beyond. For space enthusiasts, science lovers, and star gazers, here is the newly revised edition of National Geographic's enduring guide to space, with a new introduction by American hero Buzz Aldrin.

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.

ISBN: 9781426219696
ISBN-10: 1426219695
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 29th November 2018
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.9 x 24.5  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 1.98

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