Cover of: Astronomy | Kristen Lippincott

About the Book

Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating world of astronomy. Superb full-color photographs of scientific instruments, experiments, and innovative 3-D models reveal the discoveries and research that have transformed our understanding of the Universe. See how sailors navigated by the Sun and stars, where the asteroid belt is, how the planets and constellations were named, why the Earth was considered the center of the Universe, what a black hole is, and the hot volcanic surface of Venus. Learn how space probes photograph planets, what causes a meteor shower, what makes Mars red, why the Sun shines, where the Moon came from, how the first telescopes worked, the stages in the life of a star, and how the Earth's atmosphere sustains life. Discover what creates auroras, why the Zero Meridian is located at Greenwich in England, how the amazing early observatories were built, how Saturn could float on water, the "sound" of our own galaxy, how a comet is formed, and much, much more.

About the Edition

Text and color illustrations provide information about outer space, the planets, the stars, and the people who study them.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Series
Eyewitness science

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
520
Library of Congress
QB46 .L744 1994

The Physical Object

Pagination
64 p. :
Number of pages
64

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1094049M
Internet Archive
astronomy00lipp
ISBN 10
1564586804
ISBN 13
9781564586803
LC Control Number
94018479
OCLC/WorldCat
30545541
Library Thing
212449
Goodreads
608891
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