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Trace of history of Astronomy, from the earliest human civilizations to the present day.

Mirror Earth: The Search for Our Planet's Twin

Space: From Earth to the Edge of the Universe

Edge of the Universe: A Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon and Beyond

Astronomy Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Astronomy (Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science, Volume 1)











Point of view on Earth, we are at the centre of an “observable Universe” with a 13.7-billionlight-year radius (a light-year is itself 9.5 trillion kilometres). Light from objects further away has simply not had time to reach us since the Universe was created. But the Universe stretches even further beyond our observable limits. observers on a planet 13.7 billion light-years from Earth would have their own observable Universe encompassing regions unknown to us, and so on. There is certainly no.

Hides its volcanic terrain. oceans of water cover more than 70 per cent of earth, and dry, cold mars is home to the solar system’s largest volcanoes. surface of mars the ganges delta, earth Only Earth has liquid water on its surface. Nearer to the Sun, Earth’s water would boil, if further away, it would freeze. The Martian surface has been shaped by tectonic activity and by flowing water. It is also scarred by tens of thousands of impact craters (left). 83 outer gas giants jupiter’s stormy.

Stars, so for precise work, positions in catalogs are referred to a standard date known as an epoch. Current catalogs and charts are for Epoch 2000. These were exactly correct on 1 January 2000. Summer SolStice Spring/ fall equinox Winter SolStice 134 the n i gh t sk y Finding your way travellers on land and sea have always used the celestial pole as a reference point. When learning your way around the sky, there are also handy techniques for measuring angles and apparent distances betwen.

In force). The stars above the horizon at that time and date will appear within the cut-out area of the mask. Rotating the mask will show how stars rise and set during the course of the night. North, south, east, and west are marked around the edge of the mask, corresponding to the directions on your horizon. turn the map inside the casing compass direction helps you relate the star map to the real sky the edge of the window corresponds to your horizon USING a rED TOrch Green and blue light.

Mount Wilson Observatory in California, where he specialized in the study of galaxies. In 1923 he discovered the first Cepheid variable star (see p.72) in the “Andromeda Nebula”, M31, and he went on to find many more, enabling him to calculate the true scale of the Universe for the first time. By 1929 he had also proved the link between red shift and distance, known as Hubble’s Law. Hubble also devised the system of galaxy classification that is still in use today. clinching evidence The Big.

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