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Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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8 Aug 1998
In a companion volume to Merlin's Tour of the Universe, here is a completely new collection of questions and answers about the cosmos for stargazers of all ages.  Whether waxing about Earth and its environs, the Sun and its stellar siblings, the world of light, physical laws, or galaxies near and far, Merlin--a fictional visitor from Planet Omniscia--is easy to understand, often humorous, and always entertaining.

Merlin fields a wide range of questions from many curious mortals, and in so doing draws on his own vast knowledge as well as the expertise of many close friends, including Archimedes, Galileo, Einstein, and Santa.

So far, Merlin has not been stumped, responding to questions on mysteries such as:

If aliens exploded our moon, what effect would it have on us?
What are your thoughts on the theory that a star named Nemesis is circling our solar system and was responsible for killing off the dinosaurs?
Is it true that if I leave a container on my roof for a period of time, I can actually collect space particles from outer space?

Delightfully illustrated throughout, Just Visiting This Planet is a skywatcher's book for lovers of the universe by one of its brightest lights.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Q&A On Outer Space 10 Oct 2000
By Chad Stellrecht - Published on Amazon.com
I love to ponder the mysteries of outer space, from planetary factoids to quasar theories. This book is chock full of all this and everything in between. The Q&A are taken from a monthly astronomy magazine and written from the perspective of "Merlin" who is from the Andromeda galaxy. Merlin offers a fun and lively way to discover outer space. I consider this book to be a nice, light read for all ages.
5.0 out of 5 stars Merlin Does It Again 6 Sep 2013
By Donald W. May - Published on Amazon.com
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As with the first Merlin book, Neil De Grasse Tyson gives us another round of science learning--as well as his special brand of humor. If he were a bit older, I would have to wonder if he were a reincarnation of Isaac Asimov.
Don May
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes Astrophysics understandable 21 Jan 2013
By Cat Person - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoy Tyson ability to make the complex understandable as well as his sense of humor. He does a great job.
4.0 out of 5 stars Cosmic Queries 20 Aug 2014
By bigd2323 - Published on Amazon.com
A fun book. Similar to what doctor Tyson does on his radio show, the whole book is answering questions people have sent to him. A quick easy bit of fun science
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