xviii, 279 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-263) and index.
The awakening of astronomy -- How the Sun will die -- The end of life on Earth -- How the Moon formed -- Where has all the water gone? -- Why did Venus turn inside-out? -- Is Pluto a planet? -- Planets everywhere ... -- The Milky Way was barred spiral -- Here come Milkomeda -- The Big Bang's cosmic echo -- How large is the universe? -- The mystery of dark matter -- The bigger mystery of dark energy -- Black holes are ubiquitous -- What is the universe's fate? -- The meaning of life in the universe.