Visual galaxy : the ultimate guide to the Milky Way and beyond / by Joan A. Catalá [and 10 others] ; foreword by Chris Hadfield
Book | National Geographic | 2019
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320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
This compelling visual journey through our galaxy combines more than 350 photographs, illustrations, and graphics to present the universe as you've never seen it before. Visual Galaxy is a deep dive into the past, present, and future of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. In this mind-expanding visual tour through the cosmos, spectacular photographs are converted into interpretive graphics, starting with the sun and moving outward into space where stars are born, black holes lurk, and planets of diverse size and anatomy spin through their orbit. The final chapters locate our galaxy within the known universe and add a scintillating peek of other exoplanets in the cosmos. Detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions are paired with clear, authoritative scientific information.
A great spiral in space -- The parts of our galaxy -- Where stars live and die -- The evolution of stars -- Massive stars and star systems -- An ordinary star called the Sun -- The Sun and its influence on Earth -- The Solar System : a home for life -- The Earth and other rocky planets -- The gas planets, giants of the Solar system -- The minor bodies and interplanetary space -- Other Earths, other Suns -- The Milky Way in the cosmos.
Catalá, Joan A.,
Gutiérrez, Jordi L.,
De la Peña, Alejandro Riveiro,
Gasén, Rosa Rodriguez,
Bazaldúa, Luz María,
Castillo, Gonzalo del,
Hadfield, Chris, 1959-
National Geographic Society (U.S.),