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Under alien skies : a sightseer's guide to the universe  Cover Image Book Book

Under alien skies : a sightseer's guide to the universe / Philip Plait, PhD.


Drawing on the latest scientific research and his prodigious imagination, a renowned astronomer and science communicator takes us on an immersive tour of the universe to view ten of the most spectacular sights outer space has to offer, including the strange, beautiful shadows cast by a hundred thousand stars.

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  • ISBN: 9780393867305
  • ISBN: 0393867307
  • Physical Description: xiii, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-297) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
One small step : the Moon -- Red sky at night : Mars -- Vermin of the sky : asteroids and comets -- One ringed world to rule them all : Saturn -- At the solar system's edge : Pluto -- A mini-solar system : planets around red dwarf stars -- Tatooine's sky : planets with two suns -- A planet with a million suns : globular clusters -- Inside star factories : nebulae -- The last sky you'll ever see : black holes -- Epilogue.
Subject: Astronomy > Popular works.
Astronomie > Ouvrages de vulgarisation.
Space sciences.
Universe > Popular works.
Outer space > Popular works.
Espace extra-atmosphérique > Ouvrages de vulgarisation.
Outer space.
Outer space.
Genre: Informational works.
Informational works.
Popular works.
Informational works.
Documents d'information.

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