Synopses & Reviews
What's new in the universe? Journey with the editors of TIME as they explore the latest scientific discoveries within our solar system and beyond. Recent advances in technology have helped astronomers put to rest centuries-old debates about space and the universe, but they have also raised newer, more intriguing questions: What is the nature of dark matter and what does it tell us about the origins of the universe? Does new data strongly suggest that microbial life exists beyond Earth-in our own solar system? How does the discovery of far more exoplanets than scientists once estimated impact the odds that advanced life may exist elsewhere in the universe? Are space tourism and commercial asteroid mining feasible? TIME explores these topics and more in a stunning view of the final frontier.
About the Author
Author - Jeffrey Kluger, senior writer at TIME magazine, has written several books on space exploration, including Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13
, and Journey Beyond Selene: Remarkable Expeditions Past Our Moon and to the Ends of the Solar System
, as well as a children's book, Nacky Patcher and the Curse of the Dry-Land Boats
, Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can be Made Simple)
, and, most recently, The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us
Michael D. Lemonick, senior science writer at Climate Central, covered science and environment subjects for TIME magazine for more than 20 years and is author of several books on astrophysics, including The Light at the Edge of the Universe, Echo of the Big Bang, Other Worlds: The Search For Life in the Universe, The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos, and Mirror Earth: The Search for Our Planet's Twin.
Daniel Cray, a contributor to TIME magazine since 19TK, is also the author of Soaring Stones: A Kite-Powered Approach to Building Egypt's Pyramids
Alex Perry Alex Perry, TIME's Africa bureau chief, has been a TIME correspondent since 2001, covering Asia, the Middle East and Africa from postings in Hong Kong, New Delhi and Cape Town.
Andrew Chaikin, space historian and commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition, is author of A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts (the main basis the HBO miniseries, From the Earth to the Moon), A Passion for Mars, Air and Space: The National Air and Space Museum Story of Flight, and Mission Control, This is Apollo
David Bjerklie, former senior science reporter at TIME magazine and senior editor at TIME For Kids, is a science writer/editor at TheVisualMD.com and author of children's books on butterflies, agriculture, and environmental justice.