Astronomy

Astronomy is a natural science which is the study of celestial objects (such as stars, galaxies, planets, moons, and nebulae), the physics, chemistry, and evolution of such objects, and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth, including supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation. A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole.

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The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
Jade Dragon Mountain
The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory
The Stargazer's Sister
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit
The Forbidden Stone (The Copernicus Legacy, #1)
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe
George and the Big Bang
The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos
To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science
Cosmos
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
The Universe in a Nutshell
The Planets
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Grand Design
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe
Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End...
Contact
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
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Cosmology
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History of the Universe and Earth
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Picture Books About the Sky
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Get Smart!
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E.E. Cummings
who knows if the moon's a balloon,coming out of a keen city in the sky--filled with pretty people? ( and if you and I should get into it,if they should take me and take you into their balloon, why then we'd go up higher with all the pretty people than houses and steeples and clouds: go sailing away and away sailing into a keen city which nobody's ever visited,where always it's Spring)and everyone's in love and flowers pick themselves
E.E. Cummings, Collected Poems

Alex Filippenko
It's amazing to me that we humans have the intellectual capacity to ask deep questions and to devise methods for learning how the universe works and how its contents evolve with time.
Alex Filippenko

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