Astronomy

Astronomy is a natural science which is the study of celestial objects (such as stars, galaxies, planets, moons, and nebulae), the physics, chemistry, and evolution of such objects, and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth, including supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation. A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole.

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Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
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The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond
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Human Universe
Touch the Brightest Star
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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
Cosmos
A Brief History of Time
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
The Universe in a Nutshell
Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"
The Planets
Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Grand Design
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
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Carl Sagan's Reading List
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H.G. Wells
My days I devote to reading and experiments in chemistry, and I spend many of the clear nights in the study of astronomy. There is, though I do not know how there is or why there is, a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven. There it must be, I think, in the vast and eternal laws of matter, and not in the daily cares and sins and troubles of men, that whatever is more than animal within us must find its solace and its hope.
H.G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau

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