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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Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings
The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)
The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything
Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going
Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime
The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred
Letters From An Astrophysicist
Set the Stars Alight
Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe
Black Holes: The Reith Lectures
Your Place in the Universe
The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers
Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
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Cosmos
A Brief History of Time
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The Universe in a Nutshell
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
The Grand Design
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
Bad Astronomy
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