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From the fiery mass of the Sun's core to the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, Universe takes you on the ultimate guided tour of the cosmos. Full of stunning out-of-this world images reflecting recent advances in space imagery, you'll go on a journey from our solar system all the way to the farthest limits of space. This new edition has been expanded and updated to include the most exciting new discoveries from water on Mars to planets in other solar systems plus up-to-date charts and information on the latest equipment for studying the wonders of the universe. The comprehensive night-sky atlas covers all the constellations and planetary charts showing their positions right up to 2019. With a special embossed jacket, Universe is a beautiful gift for keen amateur astronomers as well as a great reference book for the whole family.This conical pillar of dust and gas is more than 7 light-years long and at its a€œtopa€ is 2.5 light-years across. ... This cluster, CHRISTMAS TREE CLUSTER The stars of the open cluster NGC 2264 can be seen in this image ... Infrared observations have revealed further embryonic stars embedded in the nebulosity (above), making this one of the most active star-forming regions in this area of the Milky Way.

Publisher:Dorling Kindersley Ltd - 2012-10-01


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