The National Geographic Space Atlas combines updated maps, lavish photographs, and elegant illustrations to chart the solar system, the universe, and beyond.
In this guided tour of our planetary neighbourhood, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and beyond, detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions partner with clear, authoritative scientific information.
Starting with the sun and moving outward into space, acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil illuminates each planet, the most important moons, significant asteroids, and other objects in our solar system. Looking beyond, he explains what we know about the Milky Way and other galaxies–and how we know it, with clear explanations of the basics of astrophysics, including dark matter and gravitational waves.
- Charts the solar system, universe and beyond
- Features updated maps, stunning photographs and illustrations
- Written by acclaimed physicist and science writer James Trefil
- Introduction by astronaut Buzz Aldrin
- Hardback book
- 352 pages
- Published February 2019
- ISBN: 9781426219696
For this new edition, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his moonwalk, astronaut and American hero Buzz Aldrin offers a new special section on Earth’s moon and its essential role in space exploration past and future.
The National Geographic Space Atlas is part of our exciting and informative range of astronomy and science books available at Space Place. We hope our books will help educate and inspire anyone with an interest in science or space to pursue their passions.
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