Astronomical Enigmas: Life on Mars, the Star of Bethlehem,

Astronomical Enigmas: Life on Mars, the Star of Bethlehem, and Other Milky Way Mysteries Questions about the heavens are as old as civilization, perhaps as old as language itself Is this universe infinite What are the lights we see in the sky In the millennia since our distant ancestors first looked up, these basic questions have been answered in countless ways, while other, difficult questions have arisen and been answered in turn This insatiable curiosity is fundamental to our nature, and as we learn about our universe, we better understand our place in itAstronomer Mark Kidger has spent his career helping the general public understand the nature of the universe and what astronomy can tell us about its composition, history, and future In Astronomical Enigmas, he presents the questions he is asked most frequently and offers answers that are at once clear, succinct, and stimulatingKidger begins by exploring the heavens from the perspective of our forebears, moving from Stonehenge and the earliest theories about the planets and stars to one of the great historical mysteries in astronomy the identity of the star of Bethlehem He then answers questions that provoke some of the most passionate and heated arguments between astronomers Is there life on Mars Is Pluto a planet What did we learn by going to the Moon He uses these questions to look at how astronomers deduce information about objects they could never visit Finally, Kidger looks to the future by examining two urgent questions the possibility that an asteroid might devastate life on Earth and the impact of climate change as witnessed on other planets before coming full circle to look at our own origins, answering the question Are we stardust The answer is as astonishing as it is unexpected Witty, engaging, and accessible, Astronomical Enigmas is a terrific way for anyone who is fascintated by the skies to learn how much we know about our solar system and how much there still is to discover


About the Author: Mark Kidger

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10 thoughts on “Astronomical Enigmas: Life on Mars, the Star of Bethlehem, and Other Milky Way Mysteries

  1. Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin says:

    Fairly simple book not an in depth intro to astronomy It seems to be geared to an inquisitive fourth grader.


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