Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier [EPUB]
30 July 2019, 02:57
2015 | EPUB | ISBN: 0393350371 | 1.72MB
America's space program is at a turning point. After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. No astronauts will be launched in an American craft, from American soil, until the 2020s, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries' space programs.
With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson—one of our foremost thinkers on all things space—illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale. For America to maintain its status as a global leader and a technological innovator, he explains, we must regain our enthusiasm and curiosity about what lies beyond our world.
Provocative, humorous, and wonderfully readable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson's recent commentary, including a must-read prologue on NASA and partisan politics. Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, Tyson gives us an urgent, clear-eyed, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future.
The Planets [EPUB]
16 June 2019, 04:54
2019 | EPUB | 237.28MB
'Absolutely beautiful' BBC One Show 'Really impressive' Eamonn Holmes, ITV This Morning A companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series. The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before.
Mercury, a lifeless victim of the Sun's expanding power. Venus, once thought to be lush and fertile, now known to be trapped within a toxic and boiling atmosphere. Mars, the red planet, doomed by the loss of its atmosphere. Jupiter, twice the size of all the other planets combined, but insubstantial. Saturn, a stunning celestial beauty, the jewel of our Solar System. Uranus, the sideways planet and the first ice giant. Neptune, dark, cold and whipped by supersonic winds. Pluto, the dwarf planet, a frozen rock. Andrew Cohen and Professor Brian Cox take readers on a voyage of discovery, from the fiery heart of our Solar System, to its mysterious outer reaches. They touch on the latest discoveries that have expanded our knowledge of the planets, their moons and how they come to be, alongside recent stunning and mind-boggling NASA photography.
The Sun: NASA Images from Space [EPUB]
16 June 2019, 04:51
2019 | EPUB | 62.03MB
The Sun: Images from Space has extraordinary images of beauty with over 130 incredible details of our Sun taken from space. These images come from Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Mission instruments in conjunction with other various instruments such as those on the Mars Rover. Our Sun, a yellow dwarf star, is the main source of energy for life on Earth. Life grows and thrives because of it. The sun is at the middle of our solar system. Yet until recently, we have not been able to see much of it or even observe its basic characteristics because of its blinding electromagnetic energy.
Taken from space, these images were assembled using data collected by NASA and their partners showing our Sun as has not been revealed to us here on Earth, 93 million miles away. See the coronal mass ejections, electric currents, magnetic fields, solar wind, photosphere the chromosphere, the corona, and the hot plasma soup.