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By Ian Morison

supplying an in-depth knowing either for common readers and astronomy lovers, this hugely finished booklet offers an updated survey of our wisdom of the Universe past Earth. The booklet explores our sunlight method, its planets and different our bodies; examines the sunlight and the way it and different stars evolve via their lifetimes; discusses the quest for planets past our sun approach and the way we would discover existence on them; and highlights attention-grabbing items discovered inside of our galaxy, the Milky manner. It additionally seems to be at our present realizing of the starting place and evolution of the Universe, in addition to many different interesting themes, reminiscent of time, black holes and Einstein's theories, darkish subject, darkish strength and the Cosmic Microwave heritage. The ebook is uniquely supported by way of video lectures given via the writer, to be had on-line. it's also the very most modern astronomical observations, comparable to these made by means of the Planck and Kepler spacecraft.

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