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The Little Book of Space: An Introduction to the Solar System and Beyond

Norman Ferguson

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Space is spectacular

This short, informative and engaging guide to the wonders of the universe will fascinate and inspire readers of all ages

There s never been a more exciting time to learn about space. As new rockets are launched and fresh discoveries are made, humanity s urge to explore and understand what s going on out there keeps evolving and expanding.

But you don t need to have Einstein-level training to grasp the science and ponder the big questions. This little book covers everything from the Big Bang and the formation of the planets in our solar system, and how to spot them in the night sky, to a timeline of firsts and major events, including the Apollo missions, Elon Musk s SpaceX programme and Tim Peake s Principia mission.

Packed with awe-inspiring facts and profiles of key figures, it will take you on an out-of-this-world adventure to the stars and back.

Among the many fascinating questions the book will answer are these:

How big is the universe and how was it formed?

How many meteorites crash into Earth every day?

Could humans one day live on Mars?

Are we alone in the universe?

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