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Visual galaxy : the ultimate guide to the Milky Way and beyond
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9781426220609
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320 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
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Includes index.
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A great spiral in space -- The parts of our galaxy -- Where stars live and die -- The evolution of stars -- Massive stars and star systems -- An ordinary star called the Sun -- The Sun and its influence on Earth -- The Solar System : a home for life -- The Earth and other rocky planets -- The gas planets, giants of the Solar system -- The minor bodies and interplanetary space -- Other Earths, other Suns -- The Milky Way in the cosmos.
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This compelling visual journey through our galaxy combines more than 350 photographs, illustrations, and graphics to present the universe as you've never seen it before. Visual Galaxy is a deep dive into the past, present, and future of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. In this mind-expanding visual tour through the cosmos, spectacular photographs are converted into interpretive graphics, starting with the sun and moving outward into space where stars are born, black holes lurk, and planets of diverse size and anatomy spin through their orbit. The final chapters locate our galaxy within the known universe and add a scintillating peek of other exoplanets in the cosmos. Detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions are paired with clear, authoritative scientific information.
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Galaxia is a deep dive into the past, present, and future of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. In this mind-expanding visual tour through the cosmos, spectacular photographs are converted into interpretive graphics, starting with the sun and moving outward into space where stars are born, black holes lurk, and planets of diverse size and anatomy spin through their orbit. The final chapters locate our galaxy within the known universe and add a scintillating peek of other exoplanets in the cosmos. Detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions are paired with clear, authoritative scientific information.


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One of the world's leading nonfiction publishers, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC has published more than 1,700 titles, featuring such categories as history, travel, nature, photography, space, science, health, biography, and memoir. A portion of its proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.

CHRIS HADFIELD, the first Canadian astronaut to space walk, served as Commander of the International Space Station in 2013. His books, photographs, and videos chronicling his voyages in space have made Hadfield a celebrity around the world.