The universe is yours to grasp!
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and felt overwhelmed by its mystery? Maybe you tried to figure out which twinkling lights were stars and which were planets-or the differences among meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids-but never quite got it.
The Everything® Astronomy Book, by noted SETI Institute scientist Dr. Cynthia Phillips, helps you stargaze with authority. The book not only provides clear descriptions of all the theories of the origins of the universe, it explains the facts about the planets, moons, and stars in language anyone can understand-completely free of the usual astro-jargon. In addition, common myths are debunked: Find out why the Big Dipper is not an actual constellation, and that a shooting star isnt really a star at all!
-Fascinating photos and useful diagrams
-A color insert and fascinating photographs and diagrams throughout
-Tips and tricks, such as how to distinguish between different celestial bodies
-The latest theories on UFOs
-The realities of an asteroid collision