Astronomy in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

Astronomy in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

Sparrow, Giles

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What happens when a star dies? How many asteroids are in our solar system? Can galaxies collide? What is dark energy? Astronomy in Minutes answers all these questions and more as it condenses 200 key concepts into easily digestible essays.

From Trojan asteroids to stellar black holes, and from superclusters to cosmic microwave background, this book will take you on an essential tour around the universe. Beginning with the specks and constellations that we see in the night sky, and then zooming in on the objects and 'matter' beyond the naked eye, Astronomy in Minutes draws on established theories and recent research. Each essay is accompanied by an image or a clear diagram to help unravel complex ideas. Beginning with the constellations and finishing with the latest cosmological theories, this is the perfect reference guide to this fascinating subject.

Contents include: The celestial sphere, Piscis Austrinus, the Earth-Moon system, Io and Ganymede, Kuiper Belt Objects, Measuring stellar properties, Nuclear fusion, Red and orange dwarfs, Open star clusters, Planetary nebulae, Supernova remnants, Cosmic expansion, Quasars and blazars, Nature of spacetime, Nucleosynthesis and the Anthropic Principle.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781848667235
BY (AUTHOR) Sparrow, Giles
PUBLISHER : Quercus Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : March 05, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Quercus Publishing
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 135 mm x 127 mm
WEIGHT : 336 g
SERIES : In Minutes

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
Mathematics & Science