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Author Aguilar, David A.

Title Planets, stars, and galaxies : a visual encyclopedia of our universe / written and illustrated by David A. Aguilar ; contributing writers Christine Pulliam & Patricia Daniels ; [foreword by Dennis A. Tito].

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2007]
2007

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - BYLY-14  J 520 AGU    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Teen Non-Fiction - CHVY-11  TN 520 AGU    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  J 520 AGU    AVAILABLE
 Johnsburg PL Adult Non-Fiction - JOLY-11  520 AGU    AVAILABLE
 Meridian CUSD 223 - Stillman Valley HS Adult Non Fiction - SP2Y-14  520 AUG    AVAILABLE
 Mt. Carroll Twp PL Stacks - MCLY-14  J 576.8 AGU    AVAILABLE
 Nippersink PLD Juvenile Non-Fiction - NPLY-11  J 520 AGU    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  520 AGU    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  520 AGU    AVAILABLE
 Streator PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - SRBB-3  J 520 AGU    AVAILABLE

Description 191 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 191) and index.
Contents Foreword / Dennis A. Tito -- Introduction / David A. Aguilar -- What we know: Universe began with a Big Bang -- Accidents happens -- ''Seeing'' into space -- There are other Solar Systems -- Tour of the Solar System: Our new Solar System -- Grand tour -- Venus -- Mercury -- Sun -- Mars -- Ceres & the Asteroid Belt -- Jupiter -- Saturn -- Uranus -- Neptune -- Kuiper Belt -- Pluto -- Eris -- Oort Cloud -- Comets -- Earth -- To the stars and beyond: Milky Way seen from Earth -- Constellations-Sky dreams -- Everything we see in history -- What is the Milky Way? -- Changing universe -- Life cycle of a star -- Nebulas-Star nurseries -- Star sizes, types of stars -- Death of stars like the Sun -- Death of giant stars -- Supernova remnants -- Neutron stars & pulsars -- Gamma Ray bursts -- Black Holes -- Failed stars-Brown dwarfs -- How planet form -- Other worlds -- Globular clusters -- Galactic zoo -- Our next-door neighbors -- Colliding galaxies -- Clouds of Magellan -- Clusters and walls -- Hubble Ultra Deep Field -- Dark matter -- Accelerating universe -- How the universe will end -- Other universes -- Are we alone?: Perfect world -- What is life? -- Other life in Solar System -- Are there other intelligent beings? -- Alien life-Not what we're used to -- What about UFOs? -- Dreams of tomorrow: Space engineering -- Space hotel -- Turning Mars green -- Solar sailing -- Exploring the universe -- Time line of Solar System -- Time line of humans on Earth -- Time line of astronomy to 1961 -- Time line of astronomy 1963 to the present -- Glossary -- Index -- Credits -- Additional reading and web sites.
Subject Galaxies -- Pictorial works.
Astronomy -- Pictorial works.
Solar system -- Pictorial works.
ISBN 1426301707
9781426301704
9781426301711 library binding alkaline paper
1426301715 library binding alkaline paper

 
    
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