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.

New Releases Tagged "Astronomy"

The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities
The Martian
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
The Astronaut Wives Club
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
The Grand Design
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story
Impact (Wyman Ford #3)
The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
Gravity
The Movement of Stars
The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light

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  • Cosmos
    A Brief History of Time
    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 Planets
    The Universe in a Nutshell
    The Grand Design
    Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End...
    Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
    Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
    Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe
    Contact
    Cosmos by Carl SaganThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingThe Greatest Show on Earth by Richard DawkinsDragons of Eden by Carl Sagan
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    41 books — 11 voters

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    Picture Books About the Sky
    101 books — 3 voters

    A Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonDomination & Submission by Michael MakaiThe Prince by Niccolò MachiavelliThe Invention of Religion by Alexander Drake
    Get Smart!
    138 books — 43 voters
    The Immoralist by André GideThe Republic by PlatoWhat Is Mathematics? by Richard CourantDeath Be Not Proud by John GuntherAn Outline of Abnormal Psychology by Murphy Gardner
    Carl Sagan's Reading List
    34 books — 3 voters


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