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Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet
Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet
by Steven Squyres
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It's the age-old question: Is there life on Mars Steve Squyres, lead scientist of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission, sets out to answer that question and relates his findings in this riveting first-person narrative account, now in paperback Steve... (read more)

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300 Astronomical Objects: A Visual Reference to the Universe
300 Astronomical Objects: A Visual Reference to the Universe
by Jamie Wilkins
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A handy and comprehensive reference to the 300 most interesting celestial objects. Australian Aborigines. This book provides a tour through the galaxy, from its solar core to its outer limits, with all the highlights and the very latest data about the... (read more)

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Hidden Universe
Hidden Universe
by Lars Li Christensen
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For thousands of years man used little but their eyes to observe and record the light from the stars. This changed dramatically 400 years ago when Galileo first turned his telescope towards the heavens, expanding our ability to see and understand the... (read more)

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A Question and Answer Guide to Astronomy
A Question and Answer Guide to Astronomy
by Pierre Yves Bely
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Are we alone in the Universe? Was there anything before the Big Bang? Are there other universes? What are sunspots? What is a shooting star? Was there ever life on Mars? This book answers the fascinating questions that we have been asking ourselves for... (read more)

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Norman Mailer: Moonfire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
Norman Mailer: Moonfire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
by Norman Mailer
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A unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time "MoonFire is the greatest book I have ever seen. The photography is unparalleled...It is more than just a book, it is an experience." — David Schonauer, American Photo It... (read more)

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Probing the New Solar System
Probing the New Solar System
by John Wilkinson
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In the past decade astronomers have discovered many planet-like bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune, in far out regions of the Solar System called the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud. These newly discovered objects have made astronomers re-examine their... (read more)

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Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos
Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos
by Paul Murdin
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Discoveries in astronomy challenge our fundamental ideas about the universe. Where the astronomers of antiquity once spoke of fixed stars, we now speak of whirling galaxies and giant supernovae. Where we once thought Earth was the center of the universe,... (read more)

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The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition
The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition
by Claire Brock
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The incredible story of Britain's first female scientist. Caroline Herschel learned astronomy while helping her brother William and swept to international and popular fame. She was awarded a salary by George III in 1787, becoming the first woman to earn... (read more)

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On Sunspots
On Sunspots
by Galileo Galilei
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Galileos telescopic discoveries, and especially his observation of sunspots, caused great debate in an age when the heavens were thought to be perfect and unchanging. Christoph Scheiner, a Jesuit mathematician, argued that sunspots were planets or moons... (read more)

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Cosmology
Cosmology
by Hermann Bondi
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A co-developer of the steady-state theory of the universe—an alternative to the Big Bang theory—explores his conception of the expanding universe. Hermann Bondi's historic book was among the first to present cosmology as a branch of physics in... (read more)

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Totality: Eclipses of the Sun
Totality: Eclipses of the Sun
by Mark Littmann
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A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see--and feel--why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them. An absolutely indispensable... (read more)

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How Old Is the Universe?
How Old Is the Universe?
by David Weintraub
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"Weintraub retraces the spectacular journey in which astronomers learned the size and age of the universe. Along the way, he provides lucid explanations and ingenious analogies, such as his use of musical chairs to explain degenerate states of matter in... (read more)

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Space: Missions, Applications and Exploration
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Space: Missions, Applications and Exploration
by Fernand Verger
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Since the lift-off of Sputnik in 1957, over 8,000 satellites and spacecraft have been launched from over thirty countries, costing hundreds of billions of dollars. While only about 350 people have made the incredible journey beyond our atmosphere, we all... (read more)

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Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar System
Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar System
by Barrie W Jones
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Orbiting at the edge of the outer Solar System, Pluto is an intriguing object in astronomy. Since the fascinating events surrounding its discovery, it has helped increase our understanding of the origin and evolution of the Solar System, and raised... (read more)

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Before This Decade Is Out: Personal Reflections on the Apollo Program (Dover Books on Astronomy)
Before This Decade Is Out: Personal Reflections on the Apollo Program (Dover Books on Astronomy)
by Glen E Swanson
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On July 24, 1969, the astronauts of Apollo XI splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, having triumphantly answered John F. Kennedy's 1961 challenge to land an American on the moon "before this decade is out." Behind their success lay the cooperative efforts... (read more)

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The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
by Neil Degrasse Tyson
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When the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on page one, "Pluto Not a Planet? Only in New York." Immediately, the public, professionals, and press... (read more)

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