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By Ian Morison

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

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