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Space: 10 Things You Should Know

Rebecca Smethurst

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Oxford University astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst presents what you need to know about the universe in ten beautifully crafted essays for people short on time.

'Bite-sized, cutting edge science delivered with enormous enthusiasm - all you need to travel the cosmos' CHRIS LINTOTT

'A lot of astrophysics is packed into this neat little book . . . I guarantee you will come away knowing your dark matter from your supermassive black holes' JIM AL-KHALILI

This book is for anyone who wants to easily understand the mind-blowing fundamentals of our extraordinary, expanding universe.

Written by Oxford astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst and composed of ten captivating, simple essays, it guides you swiftly through the galaxies, explaining the mysteries of black holes, dark matter and what existed before the Big Bang, presenting the evidence as to whether we really are alone, illuminating what we still don't know, and much more besides.

If you have big questions about Space, this book will provide you with the answers in an engaging and succinct way.

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Rebecca Smethurst

Dr Becky Smethurst is an astrophysicist and research fellow at the University of Oxford. Her current research is trying to answer the question 'How do galaxies and black holes evolve together?'. Her Youtube channel Dr. Becky, where she explains unsolved mysteries, weird objects found in space and general space news each week, has 14k subscribers and counting. She also presents physics videos for YouTube channel Sixty Symbols and astronomy videos for Deep Sky Videos. She was shortlisted for the Institute of Physics Early Career Physics Communicator Award and was named Audience Winner of the UK National Final of the FameLab 2014 Competition.

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