Beyond Planet Earth

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A Journey Through Time: Exploring the Universe With the Hubble Space Telescope


by Jay Barbree & Martin Caidin


Through more than 200 full color photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, we travel through our solar system, the Milky Way, through nebulae, great galaxies, dense clusters of exploding stars, along the edges of black holes, even approaching events that followed the Big Bang, the very origin of the universe.
522.2 Barbree
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The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy


by Jim Bell


Presents a series of 250 significant events in the history of astronomy and space exploration, from the original formation of the galaxies, to the space mission to the planet Mars, to speculation about the end of the universe.
523.1 Bell
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The Planets


by Heather Couper, Robert Dinwiddie, John Farndon, Nigel Henbest, David Hughes


Offers a detailed look at the heavenly bodies that make up our solar system using all new 3-D models form NASA and the European Space Agency as well as a timeline of all major space missions.
523.4 Couper
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Don't Know Much About the Universe: Everything You Need to Know About the Cosmos but Never Learned


by Kenneth C. Davis


From the ancients who charted the stars, to Jules Verne and Flash Gordon, to the X-Files , Apollo 13 and Armageddon, people around the world have long been intrigued with the heavens and outer space. This book uses a popular question and answer format to inform and entertain listeners by examining a subject that has inspired the greatest of fascinations, produced many popular misconceptions, and, ultimately, helped to shape the course of history.
523.1 Davis
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Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images


by Terence Dickinson


Bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson showcases a breathtaking portfolio drawn from an archive of over 500,000 existing Hubble images together with facts and tidbits about Hubble's history and discoveries not found in any other book.
522.29 Dickinson
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Empire of the Sun: Planets and Moons of the Solar System


by John Gribbin & Simon Goodwin


Features a gallery of breath taking images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Dramatic, full page color photos of crater farms on Venus, the spectacular rings of Saturn, spectacular sun flares and much much more.
523.2 Gribbin
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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, An Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Space Flight


by Julian Guthrie


From the age of eight when he watched Apollo 11 land on the Moon, Peter Diamandis's goal was to get to space. With NASA winding down manned space flight, Diamandis began one of the great entrepreneurial adventures of our time. IF Charles Lindbergh had made his transatlantic flight to win a $25,000 prize, why couldn't the same be done for space flight?
LP 338.4762 Guthrie
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NASA


by Margaret Haerens

 
What should be the future of the NASA space program? What issues surround the space shuttle program? How should NASA be funded? What role should NASA play in diplomatic and scientific affairs?
629.4097 NASA
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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars


by Nathalia Holt

  
Traces the pivotal achievements of the elite female science recruits at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where in the mid-twentieth century they transformed rocket design and enabled the creation of the first American satellites.
LP 629.4709 Holt
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The Life and Death of Stars


by Kenneth R. Lang


Provides insights into how stars such as our Sun are born, what fuels them and keeps them bright, how they evolve, and the processes by which they eventually die. 
523.88 Lang
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Smithsonian Atlas of Space Exploration


by Roger D. Launius & Andrew K. Johnston


Traces the history of space exploration from Ptolemy and Copernicus to the space shuttles and Mars missions of today, and explains the geography of space flight and the ways in which space travel was shaped by Cold War politics.
500.5 Launius
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Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon


by Craig Nelson


Recreates the story of Apollo 11 moon mission through interviews, NASA oral histories, and declassified CIA documents.
629.45 Nelson
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Carl Sagan: A Life in the Cosmos


by William Poundstone


A biography of twentieth century scientist Carl Sagan, discussing his lifelong obsession with interplanetary travel and life n outer space, and considering how that interest made him an icon of popular culture, but reflected badly on his professional standing.
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Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon


by Alan Shepard & Duke Slayton


A compelling drama of the sacrifices and risk asked of a small but remarkable group of astronauts who put their lives on the line as they led the way to the lunar landscape a quarter of a century ago. Filled with fascinating details and knowledgeable assessment of the NASA program its successes and disasters.
629.454 Shepard
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Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super-Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System


by Michael Summers & James Trefil


The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more remarkable than the sheer number of exoplanets is their variety. In Exoplanets, astronomer Michael Summers and physicist James Trefil explore these remarkable recent discoveries: planets revolving around pulsars, plants made of diamond, planets that are mostly water, and numerous rogue planets wandering through the emptiness of space.
523.24 Summers