By Sten Odenwald
The main sought-after "answer guy" for astronomy takes us on an all-new expedition to the consistently interesting, usually sobering, global of the deep cosmos looking for solutions to renowned questions.How quickly does gravity trip? whilst will the solar move nova? Who invented the sunshine 12 months? do we ever go back and forth to the celebs? those are only a number of the strange and renowned questions NASA astronomer Sten Odenwald solutions in Back to the Astronomy Café, in line with his award-winning site "for the astronomically disadvantaged."Since his acclaimed past ebook The Astronomy Café released in 1998, the gap neighborhood has been became on its head with solely new discoveries: ion propulsion, darkish topic, gravity and magnetic reversals, the Cosmic darkish a long time, and over a hundred new planets. within the all-new Back to the Astronomy Café, Odenwald solutions the most recent and most-asked questions on the subject of those contemporary discoveries. His hugely own and authoritative sort makes figuring out the cosmos much less intimidating, fascinating, and fun.Since he opened his site "The Astronomy Café" in 1995, Odenwald has spoke back over 50,000 e-mailed questions. His person solutions were downloaded over 7.5 million occasions, making him the main sought-after "answer guy" for astronomy in human history.
__________Автор, признанный авторитет в области космоса, предлагает читателю совершить экскурсию в волнующий мир дальнего космоса в поисках ответов на распространённые вопросы. С момента выхода в свет нашумевшей книги "Астрономическое кафе" в 1998 году космическое сообщество было поставлено с ног на голову совершенно новыми открытиями: ионным двигателем, темной материей, гравитационными и магнитными инверсиями, космическими "тёмными веками" и более a hundred новых планет. В своей новой книге "Обратно в астрономическое кафе" автор отвечает на последние и наиболее часто задаваемые вопросы, связанные с этими недавними открытиями. Его крайне доверительный и уверенный стиль делает понимание космоса менее пугающим и более захватывающим и весёлым.
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Back to the Astronomy Cafe: more questions and answers about the cosmos from ''Ask the astronomer'' by Sten Odenwald