To create a better world -- Forerunners of modern science -- The sun-centered universe -- An eye on the sky: the telescope -- The scientific method advances -- The revival of medical research -- Newton and universal gravitation -- The enlightenment and beyond. Discusses the scientific revolution in Europe that led to what we now know as modern science. Suggested for grades 7 to 12.
Prologue -- The greatest story ever told -- How to communicate with aliens -- Let there be light -- Between the galaxies -- Dark matter -- Dark energy -- My favorite elements -- Why the world is round -- The invisible universe -- Around our solar neighborhood -- What Earth would look like to an alien -- Looking up, thinking big -- Glossary.
Now abridged for YA audiences, this beautifully illustrated companion to celebrated scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson's popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about the complexities of our universe.
Two potentially life-friendly planets found orbiting a nearby star
“We will eventually see if they are actually habitable and, perhaps, even inhabited,” astronomers predict.
Tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology--with a twist. The book's lexicon is limited to the thousand most common words in the English language, excluding physics, energy, galaxy, or even universe. Through the eyes of a fictional scientist (Student-People) hunting for dark matter with one of the biggest telescopes (Big-Seers) on Earth (Home-World), cosmologist Roberto Trotta explores the most important ideas about our universe...
POSTER: The heavens Star birth in the Orion Nebula - Side 1 presents the stars and constellations of the northern and southern hemispheres, covering the full scope of the Zodiac. Side 2 is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a region of the Great Nebula in the constellation Orion.
DVD: Astronomy Probing the first stars & galaxies. -Looks at data received from the ALMA Array 66-dish specialized telescope from remote regions of space to learn how stars and galaxies evolve.