Fun facts about the fabric of cosmos. An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos-from ancient times to the present day.
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another’ - Plato. The word Astronomy originates from the Greek word astronomia ie astron plus nomos, literally meaning ‘law of the stars’. Astronomy is the science, which deals with the origin, evolution, composition, distance, and motion of all bodies and scattered matter in the universe. It includes astrophysics, which discusses the physical properties and
structure of all cosmic matter. The study of Astronomy not only o"ers us futuristic insights but also allows us to walk down the corridors of time, as it unfolds the mysteries of the universe.
Astronomy is a combination of a lot of things. Ever wonder if there is life on other planets? That's astronomy. Have you ever seen a lunar eclipse? That's astronomy too. Anything that's in the deep space and can be studied is a part of astronomy. When you look up at the night sky and are fascinated by all those stars that you see that’s where astronomy starts.
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I love this book. I had an astronomy class last semester and now I love learning about it.
If you enjoy space exploration and history, this is the book for you. Very informative!