Published by DK
Consultant editor Martin Rees
Turn your eyes to the skies with this cosmic compendium. Beginning with the Big Bang and following the history of space right up to the latest discoveries, this is the ultimate guide to the Universe.
Incredible photography from the Hubble Space Telescope and other leading observatories combine with specially commissioned digital artworks to give you an unparalleled view of infinite space. Explore the countless wonders of our Solar System and beyond in breathtaking detail, from black holes and dark matter to gravity and galaxies. Observe the position of planets and stars from around the world and gaze in wonder at all 88 constellations. Marvel at the possibility of life on Mars, the presence of dark energy, and planets in other solar systems.
Hundreds of pages of accessible and authoritative text have been revised and updated to include all the new developments in this ever-changing science. With an introduction by Britain's Astronomer Royal, Sir Martin Rees, night sky charts for every month of the year, and a practical section explaining how to use telescopes, Universe puts the cosmos firmly in your hands.