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All you need to know about astronomy but were afraid to ask
on 14 April 2012
I just couldn't put this book down when it came.
Ever wondered why planets are spherical? What would happen if the sun stopped working? Or, what should we do if ET rings? Then this book is for you.
Back in 2011, The Sky At Night broadcast their 700th episode. This was a special show devoted to asking viewers anything they found puzzling about the universe. The response was so huge that the team decided to produce a book so that many of the remaining questions could be answered, in this case by Sir Patrick Moore and Chris North.
The book is divided into 54 sections of astronomy such as the planets, space navigation, tides, life elswhere and asteroids and comets. Each of the questions answered, as the book says are in such a way so that everybody could pick it up and enjoy. There are no way out mathematical equations in here!
I have learnt so much reading this and in many cases it is mind blowing to find out what our scientists are learning about our universe. A facinating book.